model / drinking-vessel / boat
Pottery model of a boat resting on four legs, with projections at the bow (restored), stern, and on each side; at the prow is a spout, perhaps for drinking (?); covered with olive-green/brown glaze.
- Made in: Italy
- Height: 5.7 centimetres
- Length: 12 centimetres
- Width: 4.6 centimetres
See Mazard, Glacures plombiferes, p. 65.
12 June 2000
Clean surface. Remove white deposit if possible. Fill chips, make up knob and retouch filled area.
Intact, with a loss of a knob on one end and part of the edge of one side. White deposits, especially in recessed areas. Knob loss restored with a water-soluble, porous material.
Cleaned with distilled water and a few drops of Synperonic N (non ionic detergent, nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate), using cotton wool swabs on a cocktail stick. After cleaning, surface rinsed with distilled water on cotton wool swabs. Surface wiped with a dry tissue to remove any remaining distilled water. White deposits cleaned manually using a scalpel blade and glass bristle brush. Glass bristle brush used with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) to reduce bristle scatter and soften encrustation. Missing areas filled with Polyfilla interior (calcium sulphate hydrate,cellulose ether) mixed with water. A separating layer of aluminium foil applied to break edges. Dental wax used as a support mould, held in position using masking tape. Gapfill removed from object when hard, smoothed using a scalpel blade and various grades of abrasive paper. Gapfill sealed with 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 IMS/Acetone. The fill broke in two pieces. Break edges of object sealed with 10% B72 in 50:50 IMS/Acetone applied with a brush. Fill bonded into position with HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). Small imperfections, and loss to edge of fill from break filled using Modostuc and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper. Old fill coated with Modostuc and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper. Fills toned to match using shellac tinted with dried pigments.
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Object reference number: GAA42866
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