Hollowed From a Blow Crossword Clue
Hollowed from a blow crossword clue. A quick one crossword question in Daily Telegraph Sydney on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. 6 letters.
The answer: DENTED
This sterling gravy boat was badly dented from removal of a monogram that made the sterling silver too thin.
If a monogram is hand engraved it is usually deep and it is best to not remove the engraving. Adding a small plaque to cover the engraving is sometimes a viable option. The most expensive option is high tech laser to fill in the engraving. The least expensive and most conservative option is to consider the monogram part of a silver object’s history and provenance.
Machine engraving is generally very shallow and can be removed more easily from sterling silver. Removing machine engraving from a silverplate object would require re-plating. An alternate option may be adding a sterling silver plaque over the engraving.