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Video: Silversmithing, Part 1—Sculpting in Wax
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In this series of four videos, silversmith Ubaldo Vitali reveals the process of creating a reproduction of Hans Ludwig Kienle's Rearing Horse and Rider, 1630. Here, Vitali sculpts the figures in...
Video: Silversmithing, Part 1—Sculpting in Wax
Video: Silversmithing, Part 2—Making Molds
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Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali creates a hollow wax molds of the horse and the rider, which will be used to the cast the silver.
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Video: Silversmithing, Part 2—Making Molds
Video: Silversmithing, Part 3—Casting Silver
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Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali pours silver into the complex mold, completing the transformation from hollow wax to silver. He then burnishes and polishes the silver until it shines like Kienle's original...
Video: Silversmithing, Part 3—Casting Silver
Video: Silversmithing, Part 4—Hammering the Stand
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Vitali demonstrates the silversmithing process used to construct the base of the horse and the rider, which involved heat and hammering rather than molding and casting.
Video: Silversmithing, Part 4—Hammering the Stand

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