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Subject: Paintings on glass

Paintings on glass

From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo>
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Gary Saretzky <saretzky [at] rci__rutgers__edu> writes

>A colleague has miniature painted portraits on glass in cases
>similar to those used for daguerreotype, ca. 1850, with flakes of
>paint separated from the glass.  Does anyone have a recommendation
>for readhering them?  In case it matters, the images are colored and
>the glass is flat.

This is a very complex problem, depending on the pigments and the
type and condition of the glass.  We have conducted a number of
experiments in my lab or this and I have published an article with a
summary of other treatments by other conservators and the durability
of the methods in Studies in Conservation.  If you would like a copy
send me a stamped self-addressed envelope ($2 US in postage) and
I'll send you a copy.

Niccolo Caldararo
Director and Chief COnservator
Conservation Art Service
893 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:32
                Distributed: Thursday, December 2, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-32-002
Received on Wednesday, 24 November, 1999

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