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Examples of some recent Restorations....

Beswick Swish Tail

This lovely Beswick Swish Tail in sought after gloss chestnut had a repaired back leg and ear.  Both were nice, tight repairs, though the ear was a little out of place.  Rather than remove and reset (honestly, the glue job was great, apart from the glue run from the hind leg right up his hindquarter that had to be removed), I smoothed over them with epoxy sculpting putty, and resculpted the base of the ear so that it matched the unbroken one. then after careful wet and dry sanding until they were perfectly smooth, the got Gesso undercoat followed by colour matching the glaze with paint (the longest part was waiting weeks for a day with decent natural light!). After that, 3 coats of gloss were applied to the repaired areas.  Here are photos showing him with Gesso and then finished.

Small Sylvac Hunter

This poor bloke took a middle of the night nose dive off a cabinet and ended up with a broken ear and three broken legs (in multiple places).  After much patience, glue, epoxy filler, sculpting, sanding and coats of Rustins ceramic clear gloss, he's been restored and preserved and his owner is very happy.

Royal Doulton/Beswick "Sunburst"

Purchased with a broken hind leg and given both hot repairs (kiln fired slip fix, breaks were drilled and pinned with kiln wire) and cold repairs (2 part epoxy glue and epoxy putty), before cold painting in 100% acrylics to a  Peacock Pattern Appaloosa (based on photos of a real horse) and then gloss glazed using professional Ceramic Cold Glaze (as used by museums etc to repair/restore fine china).

Hereford Fine China "Hyperion - morning after the Derby"

Packed to withstand an earthquake but still arrived from England with a broken foreleg. This heirloom English bone china piece was fully restored by me, pinned, epoxied, paint matched and cold matte finish on the repair.  Good as new!

Franklin Mint "Levade" (large scale)

"Levade" porcelain sculpture by Pamela du Boulay, released by the Franklin Mint in fine bisque porcelain.  Purchased with broken ears.  I went ahead and fired this guy (to clean him up, he was a bit dirty).  Once he was back to nice clean, white bisque, I custom glazed him to this lovely "cold" grey with lightly dappled hindquarters (over multiple firings).  Finally I reattached his ears, then painted and glossed them to match.  He is currently available for sale in my online store at a very reasonable price (as he is a restored piece).

Barrie Voisey Coach Horse

This lovely and rare English earthenware piece was shipped from England simply thrown into a box with no packaging - he was wearing a ziplock bag:-(. Needless to say he arrived in multiple pieces.  Not to worry, he was pinned, glued and taped, epoxied, paint matched and cold sealed to a pretty good version of his old self!

Kaiser Porcelain Arab, repaired & custom glazed

This beautiful German Kaiser porcelain was sold to me in original bisque - but his ears were both broken off.  He arrived safe and sound here in Brisbane, (together with both ears in a little ziplock bag!) and I proceeded to custom glaze him to "cold" dapple grey and then reattached his ears, colour matched them and glossed them.  Happy Days:-)

Large Sylvac Hunter

Arrived from England posted upside down with minimal packaging.  Ugh.  Both his ears were smashed to bits.  Ah well, I glued them back together and reattached them, colour matched them and glossed them.  Good as new!

 

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