were also smaller sections where this special filler
was pigmented to match the surrounding ivory,recarved
then lightly sanded and polished to match the rest
of the surfaces. Both of the round
ivory sections were broken into four pieces (second row)
and were also refitted, pinned in several places
attached with the same adhesive. Each session with
this special material took a 10 day curing period.
It is extremely hard, durable, and will not discolor
with time. The silver metal sections were gilded
with 24 kt. Gold
subdued slightly until there was a very nice harmony
between the gold and the ivory.
A new Belgian Black base was fabricated with a
1/4" hole cut just above the bottom edge in
the back to accomodate the gold silk wire. Continue to page 2