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Ancient artefacts are valuable testimony to the everyday lives of people in the past. Whether it is a silver teapot, a copper ladle or a communion chalice, their specific shape and the materials out of which they are made afford us a glimpse of the world our forebears inhabited. The silversmiths through whose hands such artefacts have already passed have also left their stamp on them. And the scratches, dents and other signs of wear and tear also have a story to tell, as well as adding to the items’ authenticity.

While restoration seeks to return a piece of silver to a specific historical condition, the purpose of repairing it is to make it functional again. Restoration and repair – both entail intervening in the object’s history, but at the same time open a new chapter. As a silversmith, it is my job to restore and repair silver with the utmost care. My goal is to preserve the authenticity of every object entrusted to my care.