Join Date: May 2006
Jason, this sort of work, both in gold and in silver, is not cast, it is fabricated, then it is filled with wax and embossed with hammer and punches, when finished the wax is boiled out, and it is filled with resin.
Yes, it is fairly heavy, but the gold is probably no more than an eighth of an inch thick at its thickest part.
Don't thank only me, but thank the owner as well. I have his permission to show this piece.