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Antique Two Heads Statue Split in Half

If an antique statue has split in half, it can be a challenging situation, especially considering its potential historical or sentimental value. Here are steps you might consider to address this issue:

  1. Assessment:
    • Carefully examine the extent of the damage. Determine if the break is clean or if there are multiple pieces. Assess whether any parts are missing.
  2. Documentation:
    • Take photographs of the statue from different angles, including close-ups of the breakage. This documentation can be valuable for insurance purposes or if you seek professional restoration.
  3. Contact Experts:
    • Consult with professionals who specialize in antique marble restoration. They can provide expert advice on the best course of action and assess the feasibility of restoring the statue.
  4. Professional Restoration:
    • Consider having the statue professionally restored by a restorer experienced in working with antique marble sculptures. They will have the skills and tools necessary to repair the damage while preserving the statue’s integrity and value where it is possible.
  5. Cost Considerations:
    • Keep in mind that professional restoration can be costly, especially for valuable or intricate pieces. Obtain estimates from multiple restorers and weigh the cost against the statue’s sentimental or monetary value.
  6. Conservation Ethics:
    • When considering restoration, think about conservation ethics and whether the repairs will alter the statue’s historical integrity or authenticity. Some collectors prefer minimal intervention to preserve the object’s original condition.
  7. Insurance Coverage:
    • Check if your homeowner’s, mover’s, or shipper’s insurance policy covers damage to valuable or antique items. You may be able to file a claim for the cost of restoration or replacement, depending on the policy terms.
  8. Preventive Measures:
    • Take precautions to prevent further damage to other antique items in your collection. Ensure they are properly displayed, secured, stable, and protected from any damages.

It’s essential to approach the situation with care and patience, considering the statue’s significance and potential restoration options. Seeking expert advice can help ensure the best possible outcome for preserving the statue’s beauty and historical value.


Split in Half Marble Two Heads Bust

Missed Pieces, Chips, and Finger by the Crack

Once the basic structure is restored, a restorer may need to sculpt and recreate any missing parts, such as facial features, decorative elements, or other parts like fingers, cloth, ears, lips. etc. This step requires a keen eye for detail, a steady hand, and experience in crafting irregular items.

Missed Chips before Restoration

Description: Antique Two Heads Bust Split in Half [Shipping Damage]

Date Published: February 8, 2024
Date Modified: February 12, 2024

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