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 broken off and lost.aced.

A block of metal was welded to the leg stump, carved and colored to replace the missing foot.

The foot was then patinated to blend in with the surrounding metal.

Completed zinc casket restoration