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PLASTER
RESTORATION PROCESS

Vintage Saint Anthony and Baby Jesus

This Vintage Saint Anthony religious sculpture was delivered to Jeff for plaster restoration missing an assortment of pieces. Jeff was tasked with determining how to reattach the Baby Jesus’ head on this five-foot tall, 80-year-old piece as well as making new fingers for both the Baby’s and Saint Anthony's hands. The completed restoration showed no signs of damage.

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    Before

    Pictures 1, 2, 3 and 4 show the many damaged areas that needed Jeff’s attention.

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    Before

    Here the damage is evident in the Baby's head and neck.

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    Before

    Saint Anthony’s surface paint and finish needed attention too.

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    Before

    Both Saint Anthony and Baby needed to have their fingers and hands rebuilt.

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    During

    Their fingers had to be supported inside with metal pins.

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    During

    When the pieces were reattached, then the hands were rebuilt.

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    During

    The damaged areas were rebuilt, patched and sanded several times. The next step was matching the painted surface.

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    After

    The painting was completely restored. Hands, which are very difficult to reshape and restore, were rebuilt.

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    After

    Baby Jesus’ neck was restored, and the eyes of both figures were detailed and repainted. The entire sculpture was repainted and blended to perfection.

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    After

    The completed Saint Anthony and Baby Jesus sculpture returned to its home. This special artwork continues to bring joy to those who view it.

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