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We have a professional team on hand to offer advice and restoration treatments for both ivory and bone, from historic items such as netsuke figurines and carved cups or boxes to antique chess pieces and piano keys.

Ethical restoration

As ivory is now an illegal material, any missing areas on these items or artworks are created with a synthetic version.

This is also the case with some types of bone that are now unethical to use in conservation and may actually benefit from the strength of a synthetic instead.

New parts can be expertly created to match the original tone and definition as seamlessly as possible. Restoring missing areas returns both aesthetic and physical stability to the ivory or bone, making this important in their ongoing preservation.

Cracks, chips and abrasions can also be treated and stabilised. Broken fragments can be reapplied with conservation-appropriate bonding techniques.

Conservation solutions will avoid the yellowing and acidic decay of household glues.

Staining can be reduced in some cases, but this may depend on the source and how far this has penetrated the surface.

Our helpful team will be able to advise on all aspects of the restoration process to give you peace of mind along the way.

If you have an ivory or bone item or artwork that requires professional conservation methods, please get in touch today to discuss the various treatments available for their safe and ethical preservation. 

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I had broken my mother's christening mug many years ago and stuck the pieces together myself. I have always wished I could have it professionally repaired. I contacted Fine Art Restoration Company online and they were very helpful. They did an exceptional job and kept me informed at every stage. I cannot see where the damage was and it is now in its original condition.

Very professional and skilled organisation. I thought our ceramic clown was beyond repair but when it came back you literally could not tell it had been repaired. They keep you informed of progress throughout the process.

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