gold keychain with pate Templar cross.
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|Made in||Toledo (Spain)|
The Toledo Damascene decorative art is based on embedding noble metals such as gold and silver on other, more common, such as iron and steel blued. The scale uses a chisel and hammer to merge the thread or sheet with the porous iron, leaving a single body made gold and iron.
The Toledo damascene is one of the legacies received during the Arab domination in the seventh century. The name comes from the city of Damascus (Syria), which was very famous for the proliferation of this art. The damascene stomped from the sixteenth century. In Toledo the Royal Arms Factory contributed decisively in the nineteenth century to continue and further enhance the tradition.
To highlight a technique used by large damasquinadores teachers, by embedding a gold plate from which the craftsman carves the forms with the graver, creating interesting effects with the blur.