Conserving a 17th Century mail chasse

Conservation is a crucial component in the running of any museum. In this post, we join the conservation team as they restore a mail leg. This mail leg, also known as a chasse, is probably Mughal, from 17th century India. It consists of alternating rows of riveted and welded rings tapering towards the ankle. Over time many rings have broken leaving holes in the object. As well as being visually disruptive, the holes pose structural problems to mail as ifRead more