Hall Conservation Ltd


Holding onto the Future, Antony Gormley, Private owner

Antony Gormley’s intention had been to allow this cast iron sculpture to form a natural patina of rich red and orange rust. However at some point the sculpture had been painted with a thick, shiney black paint. When it was delivered to Hall Conservation Ltd’s studio it was
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Exedra, Blenheim Palace

The setting of the 19c French cast iron sculpture in the grounds of Blenheim Palace had become overgrown, and the sculpture itself was in a poor condition, but the Duke of Marlborough wished to have it restored and made the centrepiece of a new fountain. At some point the sculpture ha
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Charles Sansbury sculpture, Caedraw Roundabout, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Charles Sansbury (1916 – 1989) used industrial techniques to fabricate steel sculpture and in the 1970s, he was commissioned to create a sculpture to mark the beginning of the regeneration of Merthyr Tydfil. The iconography of the sculpture incorporates an earth-bound pit windin
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African Slave, Jan Van Nost, Wentworth Castle

The ‘African Slave’, as it is now known, or ‘Blackamoor’, as it was known as when it was produced in the 18c was the most popular of the many lead garden sculptures produced in the period. It is a shameful, and not now fully acknowledged, open celebration of th
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Circe

Circe, a typically corroded bronze, pale green with black speckles, patches and stripes. A wand, chalice, and section of drapery had been stolen. We explained in detail all the implications of every option, which allowed us to arrive at an ethical approach that also satisfied the aest
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