SMALL BRONZE RESTORATION
FINE ART, CARVING, SCULPTURE AND HAND FINISHING
We can undertake cleaning, conservation and restoration of small bronzes.
Often small bronze restoration is required if a sculpture has been dropped or banged and a component has been broken off. We can consolidate and repair breakages often making it hard to see where the treatment was undertaken.
Small bronze restoration can be necessary when one partiucular area of a bronze patina has become warn. If this is unbalancing the legibility of the sculpture, we can restore just a small area and not interfere with those parts of the original finish which are stable.
If you have a small bronze which needs some specialist care, we can help you deal with any treatment issues that the bronze has and advise you on how to care for your treasured objects afterwards.
For small statues in and around London, we can collect and return your artworks ensuring they are transported safely.
If you’d like some idea of how to clean a small bronze safely then take a look at this article on our website about some advice we gave on how to bronze clean a bust owned by Pembroke College, Oxford.
We also have a great article on How To LooK After Your Small Bronzes
Small Bronze Restoration: Hardened Brasso residues being removed by steam cleaning
Bronze Restoration of A Peacock’s Leg
The bronze peacock was brought to our studio for restoration in London. We were able to pin the limb in two places and make the leg strong again. The repair points almost indistinguishable. A small amount of patination was necessary where the joins were formed. The bronze was cleaned by hand and a wax-based protective coating was applied.
Bronze Restoration of Diana The Huntress’ Bow
This lovely bronze was brought to us with its bow string detached and its arrow loose. We secured the arrow and restrung the bow so that it could continue to be enjoyed as the artist intended. The surface was hand cleaned, bronze corrosion was removed from the base and the original bronze patina which was intact was brought to life.
Restoration of Gilt Candlesticks with Bronze Putti
This grand candlestick was part of a set alongside a truely magnificent clock. It’s gilt surface was in a very poor condition and the gold had degraded widely. The bronze surface was speckled with corrosion and close-up was very unsightly. The gilt was cleaned and retreated. The bronze corrosion was removed carefully and the surface harmonised before a protective coating was put in place.
Bronze Restoration of Liberty Bust
This beautiful bronze bust of Liberty had suffered a terrible injury to her spikes. We managed to straighten some and also made and replaced those that were missing or too badly damaged.