Ivory Restoration - Repair - Carving & Conservation
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Restoring Only Legal Pre-Ban & Antique Elephant, Hippo & Mammoth Ivory.
Services Available in the U.S.A.Only!
INSURANCE QUOTES / CLAIMS WELCOME
TWO BROKEN TUSKS AS RECEIVED
WE CARVE MISSING PIECES WITH ORIGINAL PRE BAN IVORY
1.-Mid 1600's Ivory Crucifix, Toledo, Spain
2.- MISSING FINGERS
ARE CARVED AND REINFORCED WITH STEEL INSERTS
4.-Restored Hand with Patina Applied
Damaged Crown Missing Segments
I USE ONLY RECYCLED PRE-BAN IVORY.- RECYCLYNG BIG AND SMALL
PIECES.- WE CAN CARVE ANY PIECE YOU NEED TO ORDER!
RESTORATION WORK IS CONDUCTED WITH THE OUTMOST RESPECT FOR THE PIECE....
I DO IT RIGHT OR DON'T DO IT AT ALL!
Bronze and Ivory Statue by Lorenzl
3.- Perfect fit New Five Fingers
Fingers are 2.5 mm in Diameter!
We only work with Pre-Ban Legal Ivory
Meiji Period Ivory "Wheat Geisha"
(As received above left "A")
"B" and "C"
Note New "Wheat" Carving on Right Hand
Spanish 17th Century "Papeleira Desk...The restoration was for the lower desk drawers damaged during shipment
As received with missing "Scrimshaw" Ivory.- Blue arrows indicate damaged / missing areas
After Restoration utilizing paper thin Ivory pieces as the original and scrimshaw
Restoration of 18th. Century Ivory Tower
A Rare Imperial Tribute Intricately Carved Ivory Dragon /Pagoda Temple Tower, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1735–1796) The top section of the tower represents the five Dynasty's Imperial Palaces.- The tower's Imperial Palaces section rests over an octagonal base which is surrounded by 8 Intricately Carved raised panels with the five clawed dragon. The tower is accented by pair of dragon handles.- The 3 heavy legs depict the 3 Emperors that reigned during the Quing Dynasty.
Before (Below As Received) It was delivered in literally hundreds of broken and many missing pieces...
Arrows clearly show damages
Some Restoration Work In Progress Below:
Left: reconstruction of 18 new Roof Rafters
Center: Lathe Turning of new Ivory Tip
Above: New carvings of missing tabs througout
Below: After Complete Restoration!
Above: Pablo standing next to Pagoda to
show in proportion the size of the piece
Center Left: Details of new carved panels
and replaced new tabs
Above: Completed restoration. Note new "Bricks" in walls and new "Banisters"
Vintage 1960's "Nantucket Basket", note the small Ivory beak is missing, a new one was carved from raw Ivory
Preiss Art Deco Dancing Lady Legs Restoration
Carving Sword from raw Ivory
set of broken
Note how new pieces were carved to match original after restoration
Reinforced Steel Restoration
1890 Colt Ivory Pistol Grips.- Restoration included the reinforcement of 11 cracked areas.- Note the front has an invisible seam after restoration
Carved missing bells and hanging chain...Tar and Nicotine throughout cleaning
Bells measure less than 1/4" high!
This piece is only 5" tall!
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Note years of Tar/Grime buildup shown in dark brown
New leg was carved from a small reclaimed Ivory segment
Alaskan box developed crack after many years.- Note the invisile seam after restoration matching grain.- Steel reinforced
Before and After Ivory Crab Restoration
New missing legs and "Hinges" were carved to preserve flexibility
Areas with Steel
Carved Missing Pieces
with reclaimed Ivory
Left: As Received Damaged
An Incredible IVORY Lobster missing fins and legs
Making new legs from raw Ivory
Making missing Fins from reclaimed Ivory
After Restoration.- Note all articulated legs and parts are once again flexible as original.-
Lobster is hand painted in oil.
Note our perfect color
and patina match!
Carving missing Bird for Japanese Meiji period Geisha above
A 14 Inch Long Decapitated "Doctor's Lady" Before and After
Mammoth Ivory missing Tusks
LEFT: Ivory Lion with broken tail, reinforced with Brass rod
Below Before and after cleaning of Ivory Balls
Ivory Candlesticks Before (Above) and after Below
A Massive Ivory Elephant with a broken Trunk, showing before on left hand side and after on the right.- Steel reinforced
Meiji Period Japanese Archer with broken feet, hands and missing arch segments.-
Carved new arch and hand/arm segments
Extreme right showing her after complete restoration
Center shows an old restoration attempt with plastic toes.-
Removed and carved new feet in period ivory
Plus many not displayed pieces by Preiss, Chiparus, Colinet, Lipszyc, Morin, Lorenzl, Chinese and Japanese period pieces and much more!
A Chiparus Ivory Foot work in progress
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Based in South Texas, serving customers worldwide since 1984
Insurance claims welcome!
This Website only shows our work from 2008 to date
however many pieces are not displayed at the request of our customers who re-sell restored art. You only see the tip of the iceberg!!