Ewer with handle, long faceted spout and lid. Made of beaten bronze.
- Found/Acquired: Korea
- Height: 23 centimetres
This ewer probably had an accompanying bowl in which it would have stood when not in use. The handle was hammered from a strip of bronze and riveted to the body and neck. The lid is hinged to the top of the handle.
28 April 1997
Reason for treatment
Render the adhesive restoration around the base of the spout less obtrusive.
The object was totally covered in green corrosion which appeared to be stable. A small hole in the lid had been filled with a hard white substance which had been coloured to match on the outside and was noticeably proud inside.The base was more extensively restored in a similar manner probably with polyester paste. The spout had also been worked on more than once.
The adhesive around the spout was cut away to give a neater appearance and coloured to match using shellac and powder pigments.
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Object reference number: RRC17569
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