Italian Plaster Portrait Placque: As delivered

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Item Description: Painted plaster plaque, oval portrait with integral frame. Has labels from a Connecticut gallery, as well as for Borghese, an Italian manufacturer. One of a pair, these were probably decorative items, not commissioned portraits.

This item apparently fell from wall and had breaks/missing pieces. In addition, there were attempts to re-attach some pieces, but they were not aligned properly. The lower left corner also had been repaired at one time, but this repair is very presentable and will not need to be redone.




Treatment Plan

1. Remove mis-aligned pieces

2. Make casts for missing corner and border.

3. Fill missing areas and attach cast ornament.

4. Gild/paint to match rest of item.


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Last Update:January 12, 2009