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Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
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This elaborately veneered ebony and ivory cabinet from the 17th century holds many secrets. Now, through the magic of animation, viewers are granted a glimpse of the hidden interiors. When the door...
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
Video: Marquetry and Inlay in the Making
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In this video, master marquetry artisan Patrice Lejeune reproduces a rose design from one of the drawers of the Art Institute's David Roentgen desk. In this technique, small segments of different...
Video: Marquetry and Inlay in the Making
Video: Imagining Meissen Colors
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Artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the intricate process of painting on porcelain. Using delicate brushstrokes and a steady hand, she demonstrates how the enamel colors are individually layered according...
Video: Imagining Meissen Colors
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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