Commemorative toasting goblet to Admiral Lord Nelson. c. 1805, United Kingdom
Owner: Norfolk Museums
Materials: Lead glass
Dimensions: 25.0 x 17.2 cm
Phase 1: Initial Reconstruction
Phase 1 (left) involved joining the two large halves of the glass vessel.
Small pieces of Magic Tape (pressure sensitive tape) were applied as “sutures” on the outside of the vessel to hold the glass together during reconstruction.
Tiny drops of HXTAL NYL-1 were applied to the join surface on the inside of the glass with a Number 2 size silicone brush.
The glass was allowed to cure for the recommended 7 days before the tape was taken off and excess HXTAL removed.
Phase 2: Final Reconstruction
Phase 2 (right) involved joining the remaining 30 pieces to the reconstructed base.
Tiny drops of HXTAL were applied to all join edges on the inside of the glass using a small silicone brush.
Parafilm (thermoplastic paraffin film) was wrapped around the glass and held in place with Magic Tape to counteract springing that occurred when the glass initially broke (left).