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bag

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    OA+.6872

  • Description

    Bag (tea jar). Made of textile (silk).

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13 centimetres
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    17 February 2006

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    Treatment proposal

    Remove Mould

    Assess For Further Work.

    Advise on Storage

    Condition

    The object has suffered from being stored in an high RH% environment. Many objects in the store have developed mould on the surface.

    Treatment details

    The object was cleaned using a low suction vacuum cleaner and a soft brush.

    About these records 

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    OA+.6872

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