1 September 1984
Reason for treatment
Clean and examine old reconstruction.
Boss: Lacquered, painted black. Tarnish. Niello totally replaced by silver . Garnet cloisons new replacements. Detail and overlay obscured by iron and copper corrosion products. Some old active bronze disease.
Dragon: Lacquered. Grime. Heavily restored with plaster, adhesive, glass fibre and gold paint. Fragile. Tarnished. Apparently stable. Copper corrosion masking detail.
Bird: Lacquered. Tarnish. Copper corrosion products masking detail.
Boss: Swabbed with Nitromors, methylene chloride. Swabbed with acetone. Vibrotool. Polished with Duraglit Silver Polish. Degreased with acetone on brush and paper towel. Sprayed with 60/40 Frigilene nitro-cellulose lacquer in Frigilene Reducer.
Dragon: Swabbed with acetone. Vibrotool. Polished with Duraglit Silver Polish, Goddards Long Term Silver Cloth and Solvol Autosol. Swabbed with IMS. Sprayed with 60/40 Frigilene in reducer. P.Pearce.
Bird: Washed in actone applied on swabs. Polished with Duraglit Silver Polish. Lacquered with Frigilene 50% in reducer applied with spray gun. R.Goldstraw .
Electroforms: Washed in acetone applied on swabs. Polished with Long Term SIlver Cloth. R.Goldstraw.