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.