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ewer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1995,1118.2

  • Description

    Ewer or water vessel. Ewer spun in a copper alloy with a curving makara spout.

  • Date

    • 19thC(late)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27 centimetres
    • Width: 21.5 centimetres
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    15 May 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Clean to improve appearance.

    Condition

    Dull with slight tarnish concealing detail.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned with 'Duraglit'impregnated wadding until appearance was suitable and the detail was enhanced.Brushed lightly with 'Renaissance'microcrystalline wax.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1995

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1995,1118.2


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