A mid-20th century coating failed. The old coating was removed. The bratina was lightly polished using precipitated chalk. A new coating of Agateen 27 Lacquer was applied using a brush.
The bratina was coated with an acrylic resin in the 1950s or '60s that had failed. The silver was irregularly tarnished. The surface was cleaned using acetone to remove the old coating. Spots of tarnish were removed using precipitated chalk in distilled water. After cleaning and degreasing, the bratina was coated to slow future tarnishing.
|9/14/2017||Examination||Cleaned for exhibition.|
|9/18/2017||Treatment||Cleaned for exhibition|
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- A Millennium of Christianity: Russian Art from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.