japanese art Projects

Japanese Painted Screen

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Although the repair of Japanese and Chinese screens ought to be in the range of a paper restorer, there was a lack of conservators in this area for a number of years. Having been called on many times to repair rips and other damage to these screens and scrolls, it is an area that we feel confident to work. Generally speaking, such repairs require getting behind the surface, adhering the proper kind of rice paper on both sides of the ...

Japanese-Style Glass Vase with Gold Decoration

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When gold is fired onto a glass or a ceramic it is vanishingly thin. One of the most common signs of wear on such pieces is work spots on unprotected edges and surfaces. Although we can restore such damage, it is a costly process and we not usually recommend it. In some cases, as this vase, the gold is used as an integral part of the design – and so it is important to restore it. In this case an ...