A goldsmith's work
Goldsmithing designates both a profession, practiced since ancient times, and all works made of precious metal, as well as silver and gold. Jewelry, medals and coins are no longer part of the jewelry.
During the 18th century, the market was divided into two major specialties: the small goldsmith's, including cutlery and small works, and the big goldsmith.
Taking advantage of the malleability and ductility of precious metals, the goldsmith uses several techniques to shape and decorate the metal.