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[Looking4] Niello repair


#1

Good day,

Does anyone know of someone who specializes in niello repair?

Many thanks,
Jeffrey Herman
http://www.silversmithing.com/silver


#2

Hello Jeffrey;

Does anyone know of someone who specializes in niello repair? 

That would be me. Don’t mean to sound like I’m blowing my own horn,
but I’ve been working with Niello for over 35 years. In fact, just
this week I fixed a Siamese piece, a little salt shaker done in
niello completely in the round, that had been dropped and had a
large chunk of niello missing. I keep a stock of niello I’ve made
rings to watch cases to vessels, on silver and gold alloys. Email me
off forum and I’ll give you my contact info. Replacing missing niello
is a bit harder than putting on new material, as you don’t exactly
know the formula you’re dealing with, and over time, oxidation takes
place and makes it more difficult to flow in the new niello. But I’ve
had experience with these situations.

David L. Huffman