I purchased a Ting Shao Kuang serigraph, signed and numbered at an online auction. Unfortunately, it was damaged during shipping and has creases thru-out the print. So disappointing , it is a beautiful print.
I wanted to know if restoration can remove the creases and how much value has been lost with restoration( if possible) and in it's current state?
Thanks for any advice you may be able to give me.
Answer Dear Donna,
Beautiful print by the Yunnan School Master. I have a piece by Jiang Tie Feng; one of his contemporaries. It is a shame it appears to have been too tightly rolled for shipping. Have you considered returning the print for a refund and finding another? The option to have it restored is very possible; but I cannot give you an estimate of the cost. With a good restoration the value of the print should not be diminished. The ability to completely restore a crease depends on how deep and if there is any loss of inks. Check with a local custom art framer (I say custom rather than one of the chain stores)and ask for a local referral. They should know who is the best for that type of restoration in your area. Get several referrals and get estimates before proceeding. Sometimes a museum will tell you who they use without making a formal recomendation. I hope this is helpful.
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