Hollowware Restorations

Our Work with Hollowware Restoration

Hollowware is often passed down through a family’s generations and we treat these objects with that in mind. I use my skills learned from Jack Prip, at the Rhode Island School of Design to restore objects made in the silversmithing tradition – objects made of silver, steel, copper, and mixed metals and materials. My work starts by analyzing the piece’s structural weaknesses and the surfaces for dents, abrasions, overpolishing and discoloration. During the restoration process I may re-plate areas where applied metals have worn away, and then judiciously restore the surface to be attractive and appropriately aged.

Pierced Silver Basket

A duplicated piece being fit to its space

Art Deco Coffee Service

The completed set

Condiment Servers

The servers after restoration

Centerpiece, Tiffany & Co. – The Newport Mansions, Chateau Sur Mer

The completed assembly