13 November 2003
Surface clean. Remove tarnish.
The silver spoon is in good condition. Light, yellowish tarnish layer inside the bowl, openwork scroll and on the handle.There are a few cracks inside the bowl, one is being close to the openwork scroll, other is close to the head of the bowl.
The dirt and dust was removed using cottons swabs of Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). The tarnish layer (particularly in the decorative recesses of the object) was removed mechanically under the microscope using the Silvo silver and chrome (cotton wadding,white spirit,Newburgh chalk,china clay) swabs wrapped up with cotton wool around the end of a wooden cocktail stick. Silvo residues on the surface of the object were removed with White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate) .The object was renumbered using magic colour black ink applied on a brush.