ivory Projects

Ivory Miniature Portrait

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Beautiful portraits were done on thin ivory panels in the 17th – 19th centuries. Many were done in England and France, and they are mostly quite small – about 2-3” tall, often mounted in brooches and pendants. We restore a variety of damage to these panels. In this case the ivory panel had broken, with a small amount of damage to the surrounding image. We adhered the pieces with PVA, and hand painted the small losses with B-72 acrylics and ...