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Subject: Horn


From: Gille Schofield <gille.schofield>
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999
I have a snuff-box made of horn in my care.  It reacts badly to any
changes in the atmosphere and as a result has started to laminate
slightly on its base.  Around the side (it is a round and flat box
with a fixed revolving lid) two cracks have appeared on opposite
sides to each other and the whole box is warping due to this.  Can
anyone suggest what I can do to A) stop it from warping further, and
B) close the cracks.  I should add that this is for a private client
who expects me to "restore" the box i.e. repair so that the cracks
are no longer there and glue them so they don't reappear.  I realise
there are too many hazards to treating this material and I would
welcome any help available.

Gille Schofield
Private Conservator

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:26
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 20, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-26-009
Received on Wednesday, 20 October, 1999

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