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Charles Kirchman English Sterling Bishop's Crozier


There are times when no other method of restoration is practical other than pulse arc welding. The piece below is a detail of the Hartford Bishop's crozier. It came to me containing lead solder from a previous repair and poorly applied lacquer. Two thistle elements had become detached.

I was able to reattach the thistles without further damaging the lacquer and coated those areas with Renaissance wax. The crozier will have its lacquer stripped and hand polished at a later date.