Casket. Decoration of birds, flowers and elephants. Made of bronze.
- Made in: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Found/Acquired: Deccan
- Width: 8.7 inches
20 February 1996
Replace foot, remove dents, clean.
Several large dents to the sides of the casket including the knop and front latch, both of which have been pushed inwards. One of the feet is detatched. Overall tarnishing and dirt.
The foot was re-adhered using Araldite Epoxy. The dents were removed by pushing with a series of wooden blocks and clamps. Surface dirt was removed by brushing with Symperonic N (non-ionic detergent) in distilled water. The repousee detail was brightened with pieces of an abrasive pad on a rotary air tool.
Bought from the collection of the late John Whitehead at Sotheby's sale of the 5th December, 1938, lots 8, 44,51,63.
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Object reference number: RRI7683
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