Mazarin Chest conservation: Surface consolidation using urushi-gatame

漆固めを使った表面の補強

The video sequences listed below show some of the processes used during the conservation of the Mazarin Chest, which was completed in summer 2008. The two conservators shown at work are Shayne Rivers, V&A Conservation Department and co-manager of the Mazarin Chest Project, and Yoshihiko Yamashita, freelance Japanese conservator and member of the project team.

2008年夏に終了したマザラン・チェスト保存修復計画の作業過程の数面をVTRで以下に紹介いたします。作業にあたる二人のコンサバターは、シェイン・リバーズ(当プロジェクトの共同マネージャーであるV&A保存修復部員)と山下好彦(プロジェクト・チームの一員である日本の漆芸修復家)の両名です。

Five videos showing preparations for and the application of urushi-gatame, the cleaning of a brush with vegetable oil, and the removal of excess lacquer (urushi) before it has had time to harden.

漆固めの準備と工程、植物性油での筆の洗浄、そして漆が乾固する前の余分な漆の除去の模様を5本のVTRで紹介します。

Preparing urushi-gatame mixture (diluted urushi) - 漆固め(希釈漆)の準備

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Applying urushi-gatame - 漆固めの塗布

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Cleaning a brush with vegetable oil - 植物性油で筆を洗浄する

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Removing urushi remaining on the surface - 表面に残った漆の拭き取り

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Removing urushi remaining in recessed areas - 窪んだ部分から漆を拭き取る

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