General: This is a Sterling Silver Chafing dish with Brazilian Rosewood
handle, and a Sterling Silver warmer. The Dish is approximately
10 Inches ( 25 cm ) in diameter.
Material: Sterling Silver.
Method: Raised, Constructed, Forged.
Designer: Walraven van Heeckeren.
Craftsman: Walraven van Heeckeren.
Price: AUS $ 20000.00.
STERLING SILVER is a binary Silver alloy consisting of:
925 parts/1000 Pure Silver and
75 parts/1000 Pure Copper.
Annealing temperature: 750 degrees Celsius.
Melting Temperature: 950 degrees Celsius.
Raising is a method of shrinking sheet metal in order to
form hollow shapes. For instance: a bowl, or a
jug may be raised from flat sheet metal in one
single piece. During the process the metal
FORGING is a method of deforming metal with a hammer on an anvil.
In the case of Sterling Silver and the Karat Golds, this
must be done COLD! If a hot forging is attempted the
precious metals will just crumble. In their PURE form
Silver and Gold will allow HOT forging, but there is no
benefit to be gained.