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 make the repair invisible from the sculpture’s exterior.

Zinc Moor; base before restoration

Zinc Moor; base restoration complete

Zinc, Pewter, and Lead