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PRE-CONSERVATION

Initially, the thinking was to replace the piece entirely, but when all the fragments had been removed from the lead, it was decided that, because so much was still present and only a shell of glass carrying the red flash and paint work, was missing, that it would be preferable to infill the missing shell with coloured resin and paint the missing details on top of this. The piece of glass itself would have been very difficult to replace due to its bubbly quality, colour gradation, thickness and general uniqueness.



DETAIL

Once the resin had edge-bonded the fragments together and had filled the crater at the centre, the missing paint work was applied to the surface.



POST-CONSERVATION

From a distance, and surrounded by other heavily painted pieces, this piece became lost in the mix.