This sterling gravy boat was badly dented from sloppy removal of a monogram. The silver was very thin. Watch the image to see the dent before and after repair.
If a monogram is hand engraved it is usually deep and best to not remove the engraving. I think the monogram is part of its history and provenance.
Bent & wrinkled sterling silver dish
This sterling silver dish was bent and crushed on both sides. It had many small dings that were also removed.
It takes great care to reshape a sterling dish that was bent like this. I can't make any promises. After a couple of hours of work, I was very pleased with the result. So was the customer. A family treasure can now be used and enjoyed.
Antique Silver Bowl
This antique silver bowl is probably from the 19th century. It's an astounding example of chasing and repoussé. The figures were elaborately detailed projecting at least 1/2" from the surface.
When the customer brought in this bowl, one of the figures had a big dent in the face. After pushing out the dented face, the bowl was very carefully polished by hand to restore its over all appearance.