Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two Delicate Bouquets Not To Be Forgotten

These two petite floral bouquets are carved from elephant ivory with the flower stems made from elephant hair. They are stained with watercolor. All combined, that makes for two very delicate sculptures. The damage you see in the top photo is very common; broken joins and missing pieces. The reconstruction requires the use of dental picks, tweezers and micro drill bits.

There were a few flowers missing, so reconstruction had to take into consideration both the original placement and the option for best visual placement. The end result is two beautiful sculptures that can once again be put on displayed. 

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