Category Archives: Restoration

Soft Paste Porcelain Figurine

Restoration of English 18th Century Soft Paste Porcelain Figurine, Bow Factory, decorated with under glaze enamels

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PROCESSES OF RESTORATION

  1. Dismantle previous restoration
  2. Clean
  3. Remodel missing areas of bocage using silicon rubber moulds
  4. Research and remodelled arm
  5. Bond remodelled areas to figurine
  6. Rub back all fills/reconstructed areas with 00 flour paper
  7. Retouch using airbrush/ hand painting
  8. Gilded areas – gold powder applied on gold size.

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FIGURINE ON ACCEPTANCE – SHOWING PREVIOUS RESTORATION
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BOW--RECONSTRUCTED-AREAS-FRONT-001-(2)      BOW--FILLED-BACK-001-(2)
SHOWING RECONSTRUCTED AREAS – FRONT AND BACK VIEW
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FIGURINE AFTER 001 (2).jpgBOW
FIGURINE ON COMPLETION
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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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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 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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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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Late 18th Century Chinese Porcelain Punch Bowl

Late 18th Century Chinese Export Hard Paste Porcelain Punch Bowl

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

  1. Clean break edges
  2. Bond by capillary action.
  3. Fill using epoxy resin, fumed silica and pigments.
  4. Rub down filled areas using flour paper.
  5. Polish filled areas using micromesh cloth
  6. Retouch by hand painting.

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CHINESE EXPORT PUNCH BOWL ON ACCEPTANCE
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CHINESE EXPORT PUNCH BOWL ON COMPLETION/em>
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CHINESE EXPORT PUNCH BOWL ON COMPLETION – SIDE VIEW
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18th Century Faience Plate

18th Century Faience Plate, Marseilles Factory – Veuve Perrin Period

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

  1. Clean broken edges
  2. Bond
  3. Fill/ replace missing areas
  4. Rub down fills/ missing areas using 00 flour paper
  5. Retouching using airbrush and hand painting

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MARSEILLES PLATE ON ACCEPTANCE
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MARSEILLES PLATE ON ACCEPTANCE
MARSEILLES PLATE ON COMPLETION
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MARSEILLES PLATE ON COMPLETION – DETAIL
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19th Century Staffordshire Flatback Figure

19th Century Staffordshire Flatback Figure. Lead Glazed Earthenware Decorated with Overglaze Enamel

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

  1. Clean break edges
  2. Bond
  3. Fill cracks / missing areas with epoxy putty
  4. Rub down filled areas with flour paper
  5. Retouch using airbrush/hand painting.

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STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE ON ACCEPTANCE
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STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE ON COMPLETION
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STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE ON COMPLETION – DETAIL
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19th Century Tea Caddy

19th Century Tea Caddy with Inset Jasperware Medallions

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

  1. Cleaned all Jasperware medallions mechanically, avoiding contact with metal and wood surrounds.
  2. Silicon rubber mould taken of medallion on lid of caddy.
  3. Replacement medallion cast using epoxy resin.
  4. Retouched using airbrush

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TEA CADDY ON ACCEPTANCE

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TEA CADDY ON COMPLETION

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18th Century “Famille Verte” Side Plate

18th Century  (circa 1715) Chinese Hard Paste Porcelain “Famille Verte” Side Plate

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

  1. Clean
  2. Bond by capillary action.
  3. Fill using epoxy resin,fumed silica and pigments to match body colour of plate.
  4. Rub down filled areas using 00 flour paper.
  5. Polish fills using micromesh cloth.

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FAMILLE VERTE PLATE ON ACCEPTANCE

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FAMILLE VERTE PLATE ON COMPLETION

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19th Century Opaque Glass Vase

19th Century Opaque Glass Vase with Overpainted Decoration – Reputedly American, Tiffany Factory

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

  1. Clean break edges
  2. Dry tape assemblage
  3. Bond by capillary action
  4. Retouch by hand

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VASE ON ACCEPTANCE

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VASE ON COMPLETION

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