This is a fine example of so called "mixed techniques" restoration. The old creamer got a common damage to the rim about 3 cm long along the edge / 6-7 mm at its widest point inside and about 2-3 mm along the edge on the opposite side. There was fine thin and tight perforating crack running from centre of the damaged area down to the middle of the creamer.
The client's requests were as follows : Restoration of the damaged area with minimal interference in "freestyle" - any techniques or methods allowed , no restrictions to my fantasy and imagination - but no further harm to the object. And the result should look esthetically good..
Images show the stages of the work in sequence. Images 4,5,6 show the restorored rim of the creamer after initial consolidation of the damaged area and the crack.The surface is fully prepared for aplication of the gold leaf.
22 carat gold leaf has been cut into small sections and is ready for application. The thickness of the gold leaf is about 2 -2,5 microns.
Image 8 - the first layer applied. One more layer of gold to go on top of the first.
Second layer on top of the first before smoothing .. After application of the gold and smoothing of the surface I saw the outlines of the fish ..I decided to make a sketch using some tools of fine caliber to see how it would look like in reality ..
I decided to hide the crack with some strokes of the brush in blue.Leaving the crack the way it was I literally tried to hide it from the observer , drawing the attention of the eye to the miscellaneous decoration around it. And succeeded.
After drawing on the contours and removing some unneeded textures I finally got what I meant!
The painting was performed with permanent water /UV resistant solvent based colors, with exrta layer of protective hard transparent laquer over the painted areas.
Atelier De Montplaisir Restoration Studio
Located in the city of Malmo ,Sweden..
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Images 12 - 14 show the way it looked after from different perspectives .
The rest of the images show the beauty of the creamer's decorations. Just for you pleasure.