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Blacksnakeball

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iconnumber posted 12-25-2019 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksnakeball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings:

I recently inherited a "Milton Shield" made by Leonard Morel-Ladeuil in London for Elkington & Co. of Birmingham, 1866, and shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. The original is in the V&A museum but Elkington made 1000 copies using the same electrotype process used in the original.


The shield is made of chased and damascened steel inset with chased silver plaques depicting scenes from Milton's Paradise Lost.

I will upload high rez photos soon but I am posting because I am wondering how to remove residue on the shield that i believe was from decades-old attempts to clean and polish the metal improperly. The residue is white. I am also seeking info on how to clean and polish the undamaged parts of the shield.

Until I figure out how to post my images here is a link to a pristine version from the Met Museum in NYC:

Thanks

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Blacksnakeball

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iconnumber posted 12-25-2019 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksnakeball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try this link for a photo of the damage. The area just to the right of Adam and Eve has the most residue. I will upload a better photo soon

[snip] Please properly post photos

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