Oops, Forgot a Pic Last Night

In recounting the progress of the conservation of the domed lid tortoiseshell box with a pair of cracks, I forgot to include the picture of the underside with the tissue paper backing.  Sorry about that.  The compewder undoubtedly did what I instructed it to do.



The backing in the lower left is a single layer of high-strength Japanese tissue paper fully encapsulated in hide glue.  Since this fracture remained essentially “in plane” a single layer of backing support was adequate.

The lower right section is a double layer of tissue paper which needs a second saturating application to make it less visible.  Since this fracture was not “in plane” the second lamina of the glue/tissue composite was necessary.