Goldwork "is the art of giving an artistic value to certain metals known as precious."
The goldsmith's occupation, in its essence and character, was one of the first ones in being born so soon they were formed on the earth the first social groups. When the pleasure for the decoration woke up in the man, inherent to the human condition, the goldsmith was born.
In colony times, the families of the high society used matés, trays, cutleries, plates and other pieces carried out in silver.At the end of the XVIII century the decoration of molds were put on fashion.
In the XXI century, the civil platería, even social and economic symbol, continues being perfected and being transmitted to the following generations as historical legacy of our culture.
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