Cast finial before chasing & gilding .
We cast in all the methods appropriate to the original piece, be it sand or lost wax. Often sculpting the wax to increase its size and so allow for shrinkage.
Chasing is a process of adding definition to the surface of an object, by using hammer struck steel punches.
The chasing adds the fine detail which can be lost during casting.The skill of the chaser in most cases defines the quality of the object. Our chasing is of the very highest standard.