Myott Owl Bookend Restoration
This poor fellow had seen better days. Another job for our museum standard retorer, which required extensive work to restore the Myott owl bookend to its former glory. The owl had become completely detached from the base, there was a chip to the plinth and also some annoying paint loss around the eyes which spoilt the presentation of this quirky Art Deco ceramic.
Care had to taken in removing the owl, cleaning the old glue away (which had been smeared clumsily along the badly aligned join), restoring and re-matching the original paintwork. The chip was repaired and also the paint flakes retouched around the eye.