Retouching the fillings with an artist’s paintbrush. Museum no. IM.246-1923

Retouching the fillings with an artist’s paintbrush. Museum no. IM.246-1923

Break lines are almost always chipped. In this case, they were filled and retouched to match the original. Conservators aim to disguise a fill but would not cover original surfaces, glazes or decoration when retouching.