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
 
Dihl Guerhard neoclassical dish 01
Dihl Guerhard neoclassical dish 02
Dihl Guerhard neoclassical dish 03
Dihl Guerhard neoclassical dish 04
Dihl Guerhard neoclassical dish 05
Dihl Guerhard neoclassical dish 06

A superb example of early French porcelain, part of a larger dinner service decorated in a Neoclassical style.

 

Once all breaklines were cleaned, sections were temporarily assembled with scotch tape and their alignment corrected where needed.

 

The adhesive was then inserted by capillary action. Small losses were filled to match the porcelain's colour and translucency and decorative motifs touched in by hand.

 

23 gold powder was used in small areas alongside the rim.

DIHL ET GUERHARD PARIS PLATE

 
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Bibelot made at Vista Alegre porcelain factory in Portugal (late 19th century). It had been previously repaired but fills were rendered unstable and discoloured.

 

After cleaning all sections, missing leaves were reconstructed in epoxy resin to imitate the original porcelain.

 

 

BIRDS PORCELAIN BIBELOT

 

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