This polychrome earthenware duck was damaged in a fall. Pieces were adhered back together using an acrylic adhesive. Losses and chips along break edges were filled with a spackling compound and toned to match surrounding areas using lightfast acrylic paints.
The focus of treatment for this 30-inch W. & A. K. Johnston terrestrial globe was to safely remove the old, yellowed varnish that was obscuring the surface of the globe and replace it with a new varnish that will age well over time. Great care was taken to ensure that the globe maintained its aged character.
John Q. Public, had enough
Jane Q. Public, didn't think it necessary
Archie Q. Public, all his worldly goods