Chalk Ware Sailor

29.Mar.2009

This is a chalk ware sailor sent to me from New York.  It has great sentimental value to a young man who had this since childhood.  This was a great challenge especially since I had nothing to look at as an example.  I filled the bottom half with plaster to give him weight at the customer’s suggestion.  It was a good idea because he was top heavy.  The added plaster helped to stabilize him.

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His face was about the only thing I did not have to paint.

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Cost of repair:  $375

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