SHOW: Trophies 37

Title:      Trophy.
General:    This Sterling Silver Golf Trophy stands about 15 inches ( 38 Cm )
            high. The base is hand Carved from Macassar Ebony. The small
            golf "t's" on the base are for the winner's names.
Material:   Sterling Silver, Macassar Ebony.
Method:     The "T" is coned and raised, The Ball is Raised and Répoussé.
            The small "T & ball" are hand cut. The base is hand Carved, and
            the inscriptions are Hand Engraved.
Finish:     Polished.
Mechanics:  The ball and "T" have a stainless steel rod which screws them
            together, and to the base. The little "Ts" plug into holes in
            the base.
Designer:   W. van Heeckeren.
Craftsman:  W. van Heeckeren.

Price:      AUS $ 31000.00.


        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.



                Ebony is a tropical hardwood.  There are two types,
                        the African, which is very black, and the Ceylon or
                        Macassar, which is a dark brown with black grain.
                        The one I use is macassar, because the trees grow
                        to a larger diameter, and therefore allow larger
                        single pieces of work to be made.



                Coning  and  Raising is where you make a cone out of
                sheet metal with a special overlap seam, which can
                withstand the rigours of raising. The Item may then be
                raised over a conical stake, or on pitch, if it is too
                narrow for a stake to fit in.



                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
                        actually thickens.



              Répoussé is a method of sheet metal forming
                        where the metal is placed on a bowl of softish
                        pitch.  The metal is then hit down into the pitch
                        with smooth punches.  If the desired result needs
                        greater depth or more refining, the work may be
                        turned over and worked from the other side.  The
                        pitch supports the metal where it is not being hit,
                        and in this way three dimensional shapes of great
                        depth can be achieved.

                        Some confusion exists in the English speaking
                        world, because the word "CHASING" is used for two
                        different techniques.  In German the word for
                        chasing, is zisellieren, or chiselling. The object
                        to be decorated is placed on a quite hard "chasers
                        pitch", and is then worked with small cutting
                        punches.  the look is somewhat like engraving.



    CARVING may be done by various methods, such as:
                        Chiselling, engraving, or with a rotary burr in a
                        flexible shaft machine.



        Engraving is surface decoration, usually used to inscribe
                        lettering, but it may be used to put any design on
                        the surface.  In engraving a small cutting chisel,
                        called a graver or scorper, is used to cut small
                        channels into the surface of the metal.  If the
                        graver is well polished, it leaves a very polished
                        cut.  This is sometimes called bright cutting.