Myott Torpedo Vase Restoration
We were asked to restore this rare example of a Staffordshire Myott Son & Co. Torpedo Vase. The 4 'finials' at the top of the vase are very prone to damage and in this case one of them had been completely knocked off and shoddily glued back by one of the previous owners. In order to cover up the poor quality repair the finial was over-painted with pure white gloss paint. This did not match the ‘honey-glaze’ of the Myott pottery so the other 3 finials were also painted white. It was therefore our task to strip the gloss paint away, remove and repair the damaged finial and also to match the honey-glaze back to original condition.