Mother-of-pearl inlay before treatment - 修理前の螺鈿

Mother-of-pearl inlay before treatment - 修理前の螺鈿

The challenges associated with re-adhering lifting mother-of-pearl are ensuring that the adhesive is evenly distributed under the shell and that the colour after treatment is as little changed as possible. This image shows where a previous attempt to re-adhere a mother-of-pearl flower roundel on the Mazarin Chest had resulted in blotchiness and unevenness of colour.

螺鈿の剥離止めでは、貝の下に修理材を均等に含浸させること、処理後の変色をできるだけ防ぐことの二点が課題となりました。この写真は、以前行われた螺鈿の捻花部の剥離止め作業の結果、色が不均等に斑になっている様子を示します。