Zinc Casket; Newport Mansions

Zinc Casket; Newport Mansions

French, 19th century Cast zinc, patinated copper plate, velvet, steel This figure from the Preservation Society of Newport County sits atop a jewel box produced in France. At some point in the past hundred years, a foot of the figurine was

Zinc Garden Statue

Zinc Garden Statue

French, 19th century Cast zinc with natural patina Private collection At some point this maiden caught in the act of collecting fruit was anchored in concrete. At some point in an attempt to move the sculpture, her legs broke off

Restoration of Touro Synagogue

Restoration of Touro Synagogue

In 2007, Newmans joined the National Park Service and Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston in the restoration of America’s oldest synagogue and national historic site¬†designed by architect Peter Harrison in1763. One hundred-fifty metal objects, from eighteenth century hardware to

Plated Pewter Military Award Statue

Plated Pewter Military Award Statue

Bellum by Emile Louis Picault (French 1833-1915) Cast pewter, patinated copper plate Private collection During the 19th Century, pewter castings were made with a new, ingenious technology developed to give the burgeoning middle class access to the accoutrements of the

Zinc Bust; The Moor

Zinc Bust; The Moor

French (?), 19th century Cast zinc, copper plate with patina Private collection Two of this cast zinc bust’s feet had been broken off in shipping. The challenge was to reattach them, reinforce the weak areas to prevent further damage, and