Pair Case, Pierced and chased gold

Pair Case, Pierced and chased gold

Pair Case (during and after conservation, detail 6)
Pierced and chased gold
London, England
about 1720
Museum no. 1923A-1898

The pair case was made circa 1720 in England. It is a pierced and chased gold watch and pair case with a key and seal. The case is monogrammed with the initials ED and the case makers mark is IE.

The pink satin woven silk was in poor condition when it arrived in textile conservation for treatment.
It was surface cleaned, local deposits were removed mechanically and weak areas were patch supported using an adhesive treatment.