Originally gilded by evaporating mercury from the amalgam applied to the bronze substrate, these French ormolu candle holders had been polished through, neglected and lost 2 garlands and a griffin. Missing elements were recast and surfaced to match. All parts were cleaned and conservatively prepped for plating in 24K gold.
After plating, patina, tint and clear coating treatments were applied.
Note: It is vitally important with such objects to take extreme care in preparation NOT TO ERASE, COMPROMISE OR DAMAGE EVIDENCE OF THE ORIGINAL HAND WORK SURFACES AND THE LUSTER AND SHEEN VARIATIONS THEREBY CREATED.
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