The two vases in the centre of the photo above were found at last Sunday's Aladdin's Fair.
|My two latest pieces of pokerwork|
|Detail of the gum blossom decoration on the large vase (flash was used to help bring out the rich colours)|
There is however some deterioration to the varnish finish on this vase, especially around the top. Not sure if this can be successfully corrected without damaging the original decoration. I will have to pick the brain of a friend of mine who collects and restores pokerwork to see what can be done. Until then I will refer to this deterioration as being the vases "patina" or "acceptable age related character".
And so my Australiana collection continues to grow. Seems to be my main focus at the moment. What will be next?