The lacquer blended with black pigment is sprayed over the restored area. Special barrier coat is sprayed between the triple layers of black to avoid chemical reaction to avoid distortions of painted area...And final thin transparent top coat makes the job done on this stage.
Removing the masking tape is case sensitive procedure. Great care should be taken .One wrong , hasty move - and all previously done work can be destroyed in a matter of seconds ..
....The rest of the item around the damaged area should be covered with protective masking tape to avoid the surfaces from overspray ....
...Now about the previously broken leg. Can't be better. What you think? Restorations on "White" are considered to be the hardest by some.. Here - almost perfect match in color and shape .Originally these figures are always made of mixture based on famous high grade Passau clay which is deposited at Passau in Bavaria, South Germany and was traditionally used at Viena and many South-West German factories like Höhst ,Frankenthal,Furstenburg,also at Gotzkowski 's Berlin factory.. .. It gives the blank unpainted surfaces a warm creamy appearance.. Its plasticity makes it ideal for famous , rich in small detail models ,..For example created by Bustelli at Nymphenburg in 18th century..
When dry, the reins are hard and still fragile as the real thing .. They will not bent under the slight pressure of your finger tip .. and will break if you press too hard.
.. Some final touch-ups... The spur is fixed to its place...
The figure of the "Horsewoman" was restored in similar way , for having similar damages ..
...She looks better now. It's a pleasure to see these figurines in the condition so close to original ,Just like many years ago when she was made by some men for the pleasure of others ..
That's it ... Shiny, perfectly smooth and even surface. After 6 hours the paint will be dry and permanent for many decades. The loop has survived the demasking process :) .. The reins and the loop don't touch the body of the horse ...Space in between - 2 mm minimum . I placed piece of paper between the body of the horse and the "bridge" just to show this delicate detail of the work done..
I placed this small image to remind you how it looked like before painting..
... Restoring even the smallest missing parts makes a huge difference for the appearance of the porcelain figures ..And their value..
These creatures should be in perfect order to be most desirable and attractive ...Making them look good is my job, hobby and pleasure ..I really like doing it. :)
If you have any precious item made of porcelain
which needs attention of a restorer...Please contact me and I will try to do my best to meet your requierments..
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