Featured Antique Nippon in need of minor repair.

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by 916Bulldogs123, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    This is a vase that I bought thirty years ago and part of the reason I collect Nippon.
    Stands 8 1/2" tall x 6" wide.
    Completely hand painted.
    The Nippon Maple leaf mark. From 1891 to 1920.
    But the chunk broken off the top keeps reminding me why i now never buy damaged pieces. i thought that since the damage was in the gold area it could be fixed and touched up with gold leaf?
    wishful thinking? I still love it and would never sell it.
    I hope you all like it as much as i have over the years.

    Mikey

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  2. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Art Pottery & Antiques dealer & lifelong collector

    Can you please point out what is broken? I just can't seem to spot it. Thanks, Joe
     
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I can't see it either.
     
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  4. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I guess i forgot that one.
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  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Ouch......is it worth it to you to have it restored??? It IS BEAUTIFUL!!!
     
  6. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    Mikey, that is a beautiful piece of Nippon. Only you can decide if it is worth the cost to have repaired and still make a $ if you sell it.
     
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Do you have the missing piece?
     
  8. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all. No I bought it chipped. The beauty of it outweighed the damage then. Still does now.
    Mikey
     
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  9. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikey,
    Fill the area in with a mixture of corn starch and white glue and check out different gold colors in the store. It will look a lot better.
    greg
     
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  10. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Greg, I might try it. My brother has a little air brush and says it would be perfect for the gold leaf paint.
    Mikey
     
  11. LovesVintage

    LovesVintage reader of books and tea leaves

    Oh, my. That is SO BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for sharing it!
     
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  12. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much LovesVintage.
     
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  13. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Art Pottery & Antiques dealer & lifelong collector

    A restoration would likely cost in the $150.00 and up range. Here's a link to a restorer (b.t.w. I never used them) that graciously also shares info on how to do it yourself http://www.lakesidepottery.com/

    I've never tried any of the techniques, but always thought it would be fun to try, especially on pieces I wasn't going to be reselling.

    If you enjoy the piece, I would suggest you don't need to feel it needs to be restored to have value. If you enjoy the artistry and aesthetics of it, maybe it's perfect the way it is :happy:. - Joe
     
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  14. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    @916Bulldogs123, Mikey....I'd bet you could do it!!!! Their lessons look VERY THOROUGH!!!!! Just looked a couple over!!!! :happy::happy::):) A nice winter project!!!
     
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