This Meissen porcelain sauce boat, in the traditional onion pattern, had lost a handle. In order to replace it we molded and then cast a replacement from the handle on the other side. We used a water-clear, non-yellowing optical epoxy that we carefully tinted to be a good match for the surrounding porcelain – not only the right color, but the correct degree of translucency. This handle, when joined to the piece, fit so well that we decided with the customer to leave it at that, and not to do the careful airbrushing, coating, and polishing that we can do to make such a replacement an invisible match. Nonetheless, the new handle is an almost indistinguishable replacement.

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