Before
Before
Before
Before
Before
Assembling
Assembling
Assembling
Colour-filling
Colour-filling
Colour-filling
Colour-filling
After treatment
After treatment
After treatment

BLANC DE CHINE FO DOG

Figure's head area was badly broken and previously restored. Old fills had discoloured and been rendered unstable.

All restorations were reversed and all fragments thoroughly cleaned. After drying sections were assembled with tinted epoxy resin. Areas of loss were filled and missing elements reproduced with colour-fills: the same tinted epoxy resin was bulked with fume silica into a paste; later it was polished to high gloss.

 

In this way there is no need to over spray or retouch. All fills applied are thus confined to breaks and areas of loss.

 

MEISSEN PIERCED DISH

One of a pair of Meissen-made porcelain dishes, broken into many shards. The treatment involved cleaning, sorting of fragments, assembling and bonding, filling areas of loss, polishing and gilding. Please follow below a link to more photos and a video.

Meissen porcelain basket 01
Meissen porcelain basket 02
Meissen porcelain basket 03
Meissen porcelain basket 04
Meissen porcelain basket 05
Meissen porcelain basket 06
 
Before treatment

Before treatment

Before treatment

Before treatment

Before treatment

Before treatment

Cleaned edges

Cleaned edges

Assembling cleaned sections

Assembling cleaned sections

Assembling cleaned sections

Assembling cleaned sections

Assembling cleaned sections

Assembling cleaned sections

Colour-filling rivet holes

Colour-filling rivet holes

Colour-filling

Colour-filling

Colour-filling (inside)

Colour-filling (inside)

Retouching

Retouching

After treatment

After treatment

After treatment

After treatment

After treatment

After treatment

After treatment

After treatment

After treatment - firing crack

After treatment

EARLY 1750s WORCESTER OCTAGONAL CUP

A superb example of early English porcelain, this beautiful coffee cup arrived in the studio desperately needing some attention.

 

Once all rivets and previous restoration materials were removed, break edges and rivet holes were thoroughly cleaned and sections assembled. The firing crack on the base still shows as it is original to the object.

All break-lines, rivet holes, and rim losses were colour-filled tightly to the areas of loss, matching porcelain's colour and translucency.

Fine enamel decoration was hand-retouched with acrylics to integrate the fills and bring the cup back to some of its former glory.