White-glazed 'Monk's Cap' Ewer Ming Dynasty Yongle Period

Description

Rich white glazed monks cap ewer with iron red Arabic inscription, Ming-Dynasty

Condition

The body of the Ewer was in good condition the tip of the spout and two missing chips from the rim

Approach

  • During cleaning the inscription was protested under melinex sealed with silicon rubber
  • The missing areas where colour filled using an epoxy based system on the completion of research
  • The restoration is a sympathetic repair which is tight to the damaged area with no need for airbrushing or retouching