Cleaning ormolu

 Whenever possible all the separate pieces of an object should be cleaned individually to prevent the trapping of moisture between sections.

 All too often well-meaning but disastrous attempts at cleaning lead to objects becoming time bombs, quietly being destroyed by the corrosion and verdigris that results from not following this rule.

To dismantle an object safely a full knowledge and understanding of the materials, techniques, and modes of construction are essential. 




Michael Brook Antique Metal Conservation

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