Samorodok Definition

Rectangular silver Shamordok cigarette case

p4A ItemID D9806844
A silver samorodak cigarette case with two inlaid tourmaline cabochons

p4A ItemID D9716430
Russian silver Samorodok purse or handbag, early 20th century, rectangular with tree bark or fabric style finish, chain handle, off white stone latch, blue fabric interior, marked "EK" in triangle, .875 fine

p4A ItemID E8900207
Russian silver friendship Samorodok card case, early 20th century, rectangular with tree bark or fabric style finish, pink stone clasp

p4A ItemID E8900206

Samorodok Definition

Samorodok is a technique that produces a textured finish that resembles fabric or tree bark. It is done by heating the silver to a temperature just below melting point, then cooling it quickly in water.

Information courtesy of Brunk Auctions, November 2013.


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