Ives broken glass dial repaired

Discussion in 'Reverse Glass and Dial Painting' started by Jim DuBois, May 10, 2018.

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  1. Jim DuBois

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    I posted these photos in another thread, but it seems as if they should also be here given the purpose of this portion of the MB. The work was done by Linda Abrams. The dial is for an 8 day Ives wood works tall clock,circa 1810-1815. There are very few original Ives glass dials that have survived with apparent reasons displayed in these photos. Linda not only put the glass back together but she also had to make one small piece to fit as it was missing when the dial and movement were received. Then she matched the colors, infilled the missing paints, and brightened some of the areas of fading paint. There were traces of original green paint in the arch so that was restored. In my non artistic thinking this constitues some rather remarkable work.

    ives dial as sold.jpg Ives glass dial in repair.jpg Ives dial after restoration.jpg ives after on counter.jpg
     
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    Remarkable? I call that amazing!!!

    I would love to see a step by step video of the process.

    Tom
     
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    Very nice work!
     
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    The color matching, alone, is amazing.
    That must have been quite a laborious process.
     

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