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Mug; red earthenware; cylindrical, with loop handle, and divided by horizontal mouldings into two zones, in each of which is an applied moulded spray of pseudo-Chinese flowers flanked by wyvern and dancing man; silver mount on rim indistinctly stamped with a later Dutch mark.
- 1680-1690 (circa)
- Height: 10.7 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription CommentCrowned; later Dutch stamp.
25 October 1996
Dismantle, clean and restick. Metals to examine silver rim.
Previously conserved using shellac as the adhesive. Joins appear stable, but excess shellac on the interior of the mug appears unsightly. Surface dirt. Metals: Metal rim tarnished. Surface scratched through previous cleaning.
Cleaned with distilled water and a few drops of Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate), using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. After cleaning, surface rinsed with distilled water on cotton wool swabs. Surface wiped with a dry Kleenex tissue to remove any remaining distilled water. Excess shellac on the interior of the vessel removed with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied on a cotton wool poultice and covered with cling film to prevent evaporation. After conservtion connections still appear to be sound. Metals: Cleaned using Silvo, silver wadding polish. degreased with acetone on cotton wool swabs.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT12448
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