Posted 14 days ago
This trophy was created for the New York Yacht Club's annual regatta in 1858. The 14" bowl had been refinished in the 1970s and had all its patina stripped, then it was lacquered. I removed the lacquer and leveled the base and rim. The surface was repatinted to add dimension to the ornament, then lightly polished to highlight the ornament. A wax was applied to protect against tarnishing.