Restoration - Some interesting attempts at Restoration

The quality of a restoration will affect the value of a Bossons and maintaining absolute accuracy is essential. Commonly available Bossons that have been varnished or significantly over-painted are valueless. If a piece has been restored by an expert then you will not notice the repair. Below are few examples of how not to restore a Bossons.

 

Paddy

I think this is a classic. The owner was unaware that this colour scheme was not quite original.

Re-painted version

How Paddy should look

Lord of the Desert

The horse certainly looks very frightening

Re-painted version

The correct colour scheme

Himalayan

Certainly unique. Almost better than the original

Re-painted version

The correct colour scheme

Pathan

Quite tastefully done, but not original

Re-painted version

The correct colour scheme

Cavalier

 

My Father (Brian Phipps) purchased this Bossons. He though that it would be a challenge to restore the piece to its original condition .... we shall see !!!

Just watch this space...

 

Up-date - When received this Bossons turned out to be a fake and made of solid concrete.

I don't think he will be attempting a restoration on this one !!!

Another Up-date - Well my Father has now passed away and guess what he left me?

I am now the proud owner of a concrete Cavalier. Needs less to say I took the above photos as a reference and donated this piece to the rubbish bin. This is now definitely the end of this story...

Pas de Quartre .... O Dear!!

Re-painted version

The correct colour scheme

Jock

A lot of work has gone into this re-painting job

Re-painted version

The correct colour scheme

Buccaneer

 

This piece is valueless.....

 

Re-painted version

The correct colour scheme

In my opinion these Bossons are valueless.....