Repairs and Patinas - Patina Restoration


Original patina (cap), with my
patina in background
Some of the patinas produced at Tiffany Studios in and of themselves were their own works of art. It’s the first thing you see. I will take a simple base with a great patina over a more complex base with a weak patina any day of the week. Even with Tiffany, patinas vary dramatically. There are many variables that can affect the outcome of surfaces. Such things as atmosphere (humidity), grain structure (in the copper plating process), and chemical compounds, etc. After 30 years or so you start to get the hang of it. I use no paints on my patinas, with the exception of individual piece repairs where complete re-plating is unnecessary. Gold and silver finishes are also available.

 


Tiffany Tank base (my re-patina)

 

Examples of Various Repairs


Inlay and shell replacement



Create and Replace Linenfold Glass Panels



Create and Replace Missing Chainmail