Crafting Saturno sterling silver and enamel figurines

Saturno Sterling Silver And Enamel Wasps Figurines 19.1gr And 12.2gr

Saturno Sterling Silver And Enamel Wasps Figurines 19.1gr And 12.2gr

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Dive into the fascinating world of craftsmanship with Saturno sterling silver and enamel figurines. Discover the intricate process behind these exquisite creations and the artistry that brings them to life.

Uncover the secrets of Saturno's master artisans as they transform sterling silver into miniature works of art. From delicate enameled details to timeless designs, each figurine tells a story of tradition, skill, and passion.

Molding process of Saturno 182 AR sterling silver figurines
Image: Molding process of Saturno 182 AR sterling silver figurines.
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Saturno S.L.R. was founded in 1973 in Badia al Pino, Tuscany, Italy. Saturno expanded the application of enameling by incorporating it into the creation of detailed and colorful sterling silver figurines, showcasing the versatility of this traditional art form in a new context.

The crafting process for sterling silver and enamel figurines involves several intricate steps that require skill, precision, and attention to detail:

Mold making: A mold is crafted, using a plaster-like material, to create a negative impression of the figurine's design.

Silver casting: Molten sterling silver is poured into the mold and left to cool, forming the basic shape of the figurine.

Sterling silver melting process Saturno 182 AR
Image: Sterling silver melting process Saturno 182 AR.
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Cutting and grinding: The rough casting undergoes cutting and grinding to remove excess metal and refine the shape.

A craftsman cutting and grinding at the counter in the Saturno 182 AR laboratory
Image: Cutting and grinding at the counter in Saturno's laboratory.
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Polishing: The silver piece is meticulously polished to achieve a smooth, shiny surface.

A craftsman polishing Suturno sterling silver figurines
Image: A craftsman polishing Suturno silver figurines.
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Engraving: Artisans engrave intricate details onto the silver using specialized tools.

A craftsman engraving Saturno 182 AR sterling silver and enamel figurines
Image: Engraving silver Saturno figurines.
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Enameling Process: Artisans delicately apply the enamel onto specific areas of the silver figurine, often using fine brushes or applicators.

A silver rhino in the enamel process Saturno 182 AR
Image: A silver rhino in the enamel process Saturno 182 AR.
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The figurine then is fired in a kiln at high temperatures, typically between 750 to 850 degrees Celsius, to fuse the enamel to the silver. This process might involve multiple firings for different colors or layers. The finished piece is quality-checked to ensure it meets the company's standards for craftsmanship and design.

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