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2005 Scholarship Auction

 

AUCTION 2007 - AFMS Scholarship Foundation
Roswell, NM RMFMS /AFMS Combined Show and Convention
 

At this time the following items have been donated to the auction. Watch for additional information in the coming months.

Doris E. Kemp Sterling Silver Bowl with Fork and Spoon Service Pieces


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In the mid-1970’s, Doris E. Kemp used a 6”x 6”, 20-gauge flat piece of Sterling silver to craft the bowl. The original design was hand sawn to shape and the edge was filed to remove all saw marks.

Bowl shaping began with a stake and various shaped hammers. The “hammered texture” finish, popular with silversmiths, was applied to both the top and bottom surfaces. To perfect the finish, cotton and muslin buffs of various diameters were used. The finish came out well.

The three shaped feet were saw-cut from the corners of the flat 6”x 6” Sterling silver sheet. They were finished, but not hammered, bent to shape to fit the curve of the bottom of the bowl, and soldered in place. A success!

The small fork and spoon were made from two 1” wide 20-gauge Sterling silver bars. These service pieces were designed to compliment the bowl.

Each of the three pieces has the engraved initials of the artist: “DEK”.
 

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