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Jesús Domínguez Machuca

Jesús Domínguez Machuca Silversmith
Contact
Spanish, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 954388584
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Perfecting a family heritage

  • • Jesús follows the family tradition of silversmithing
  • • He started as an apprentice with his father
  • • Seville influences his work

An admirer of Spanish silverware from the 17th and 18th centuries, Jesús Domínguez is a Sevillian artisan who has been running the Orfebrería Domínguez workshop for more than thirty years. The workshop was founded by his father in 1945 and he started as an apprentice in 1986 at the age of 19. Since then, he has not stopped working with metals. Seville's great goldsmith tradition has influenced the work of craftsmen like Jesús. One of the first objects he made when he took over the workshop was a gold dagger for the Brotherhood of Soledad de San Lorenzo in Seville. What he likes most about his work is the methodology of all the phases and seeing the final result. For him a good silversmith must know how to pause, measure, look and check with the design. "Perfection must be the goal," says Jesús.

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Works

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Silver tray

This oval tray is made of chiseled and bulged sterling silver. It is decorated with vegetable and fruit motifs, as wells as four flowers with their stems giving symmetry to the design.

Height 33 cm
Width 46 cm

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Silver crown

This chiseled crown is rock style. In the six axes it has cabochons of lapis lazuli as well as in the cross and at the base of it. In the centre the glow of the sun is an allusion to Divine Justice.

Width 60 cm
Height 50 cm

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Silver candelabra

These chiseled sterling silver throne candelabras are baroque style with vegetable ornamentation, animal and marine elements. They have four lanterns with cylindrical glass.

Width 80 cm
Height 135 cm

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Silver bluff

Baroque style lantern of French influence, chiseled in alpaca and plated sterling silver. The ornaments include vegetal elements and cherub heads. .

Width 24 cm
Height 100 cm

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Throne caller

Knocker in cast and chiseled bronze. The sculptural group represents an archangel striking Lucifer on the chest with the cross, an allegory of the victory of the cross over sin.

Width 22 cm
Height 20 cm

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