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Carter No.: 269a(2)

Handlist description: Pair of ear-rings

Card/Transcription No.: 269a2-2

269, A. (2)


(1) Gold Largely pink except for granules and beads. (2) Silver Nil (3) Natural stones Nil (4) Glass: Dark blue (very corroded and colour gone except in beads) (5) Resin Black by reflected light, dark red by transmitted light (surface much decayed)

TREATMENT: Consolidated resin with alcohol, cleaned beads with warm water and ammonia. Impossible to clean red gold without losing colour, but in good state.

A. L.

Card no. 269a2-2 relating to Carter no. 269a(2)
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