Author Archives: imogenbi

Roman Flagon

Roman Flagon – Unglazed and undecorated earthenware body

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[su_column size=”1/2″] PROCESSES OF CONSERVATION

  1. Cleaning broken edges
  2. Assemblage
  3. Bonding
  4. Filling / replacing missing areas.
  5. Rub down filled areas using 00 flour paper
  6. Retouching filled areas by hand

NB: This object was owned by Chichester Museum who required that it be stabilised and reassembled to show its original form whilst clearly showing the original and repaired areas.
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ROMAN FLAGON ON ACCEPTANCE
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ROMAN FLAGON AFTER BONDING
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ROMAN FLAGON ON COMPLETION
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Roman Vessel

Roman Vessel, unglazed, undecorated earthenware body – 3rd Century AD

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[su_column size=”1/2″] PROCESSES OF CONSERVATION

  1. Desalinate sherds
  2. Assemble sherds by dry taping – into top section of vessel and bottom section of vessel.
  3. Bond sherds in top and bottom sections and bonded two halves together.
  4. Moulds for missing areas made of dental wax.
  5. Fill missing areas and large crack lines.
  6. Rub down filled areas using 00 flour paper
  7. Consolidate filled areas.
  8. Retouch filled areas by hand – using water based paint.

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NB: This object was owned by The British Museum who required that it be stabilised and reassembled to show its original form whilst clearly showing the original and repaired areas.

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ROMAN VESSEL BEFORE 001 (2).jpgCONSERVATION
ROMAN VESSEL ON ACCEPTANCE 
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ROMAN VESSEL AFTER ASSEMBLAGE AND BONDING
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ROMAN VESSEL – USING DENTAL WAX MOULDS
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ROMAN VESSEL SHOWING INTERNAL FILLED AREAS
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ROMAN VESSEL ON COMPLETION
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ROMAN VESSEL ON COMPLETION – LEFT VIEW.
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Liver and white hound

Liver and white hound, soft paste porcelain, Derby Factory, Circa 1790.

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[su_column size=”3/5″]PROCESSES OF RESTORATION

  1. Researching
  2. Clean
  3. Model missing area
  4. Rub down modelled areas using 00 flour paper
  5. Retouching using airbrush and hand painting

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DERBY HOUND ON ACCEPTANCE

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DERBY HOUND ON COMPLETION

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18th Century Fountain

18th Century Fountain, French, Rouen Factory. Faience Body with Hand Painted Enamel Decoration

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[su_column size=”3/5″]PROCESSES OF RESTORATION

  1. Dismantle previous restoration –remove rivets mechanically
  2. Clean – remove shellac – remove rust stains
  3. De-salinate
  4. Bond
  5. Fill cracks/ chips and rivet holes
  6. Rub down filled areas with 00 flour paper
  7. Retouch using airbrush / hand painting.

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FOUNTAIN ON ACCEPTANCE [/su_column]
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FOUNTAIN AFTER DISMANTLING RIVETS AND REMOVING SHELLAC
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FOUNTAIN – DETAIL AFTER REMOVAL OF RIVETS
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FOUNTAIN – DETAIL AFTER REMOVAL OF RIVETS/ CLEANING
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FOUNTAIN ON COMPLETION – FRONT VIEW
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FOUNTAIN ON COMPLETION – REVERSE VIEW
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FOUNTAIN ON COMPLETION – DETAIL FRONT VIEW
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Late 18th Century Soft Paste Porcelain Figure

Late 18th Century Soft Paste Porcelain Figure. English – Possibly Derby or Chelsea

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[su_column size=”1/2″] PROCESSES OF RESTORATION

  1. Clean all surfaces including break edges
  2. Bond
  3. Remodel missing areas/ fill cracks using epoxy putty
  4. Rub down filled/ remodelled areas using 00 flour paper
  5. Retouching using airbrush and hand painting.

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FIGURE ON ACCEPTANCE
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FIGURE ON ACCEPTANCE – DETAIL OF MISSING FINGERS/em>
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DETAIL OF REMODELLED FINGERS
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FIGURE ON COMPLETION – FRONT VIEW
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FIGURE ON COMPLETION – BACK VIEW
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Imogen Bittner

Royal Worcester “Only Me” Figurine

Royal Worcester “Only Me” Figurine Modelled by Freda Doughty no. RW3226 circa 1940-1959.

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[su_column size=”3/5″]PROCESSES OF RESTORATION

  1. Dismantle previous restoration
  2. Clean
  3. Bond
  4. Fill
  5. Rub down filled areas with 00 flour paper
  6. Retouch using airbrush / hand painting.

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FIGURINE DISMANTLED AND CLEANED – REVERSE VIEW[/su_column]

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