Enamelled Watch and Pair-Case showing lining after conservation, England

Enamelled Watch and Pair-Case showing lining after conservation, England

Enamelled Watch and Pair-Case showing lining after conservation
England
1625-1650
Museum no. 446-1884

Blue silk is used to line the pierced-work watch case and was in poor condition when it was brought to textile conservation. It had adhesive deposits locally applied to the based of the silk lining. It is not clear why this was applied, as it does not appear to have been used to secure other components. It is probable that they are residues dropped onto the surface while previous repair work was undertaken.
The silk was also structurally damaged and the conservation treatment involved removing the deposits and patch supporting the silk using an adhesive treatment.