Fills for the missing areas were made using one of our most commonly used techniques.Plaster intermediary fills were made, molded in silicone, and used to cast coloredepoxy fills. The epoxy fills were then glued in the object with the rest of the fragments.
Losses back with dental wax in preparation for making the plaster fills.
In this case the plaster fills were made with a backing of dental wax which had anadhesive on one side. The wax was warmed slightly and then pressed against anexisting part of the jug with a similar curvature. After it had cooled the adhesive wasexposed and the wax was stuck to the glass.
Making the intermediary plaster fill.
To protect the glass from the adhesive and the plaster, a barrier layer of 30% B-72 inacetone was applied to the glass around the losses first. When the plaster fills werecompleted the barrier layer was easily removed with acetone.To remove the plaster fills, the jug had to be partially dissembled. The plaster fills werecoated with acrylic resin to make them shiny like glass. They were then molded using asilicone rubber.