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Japanese Meiji Silver & Enamel Teapot

 

This Meiji-era teapot needed its handle secured and its dents removed from the single-walled body, double-walled cover, and removable tea strainer that sits under the cover. There had been a rod extending through both ivory insulators. One end was hard soldered to the handle and the other was peined over on the inside of the pot. Over time, this assembly loosened. I removed both rods then welded new ones to the body, covering the holes. I then drilled holes through the handle for the rods to extend and countersunk the holes. After I reinstalled the insulators over the rods, I attached the handle with the rods protruding through the holes. I then pulsed down over the rods, spreading the silver into the countersinks and securing all parts for an undetectable repair (below).





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