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cromwell park fountain


Cromwell Park fountain consists of a round sandstone decorated base with three columns supporting a dome shaped canopy. The monument was badly cracked in places with missing parts and illegible lead lettering.

Treatment

  • Assess overall condition and recommend conservation treatment
  • Take paint samples to establish original paint colour to dome interior
  • Clean away dirt, grime, graffiti and biological growth
  • Patch repair cracks
  • Take moulds of existing ornamental profiles
  • Make new plaster ornamentation including: bowls, decorative flowering and orbs using moulds, carving and remodelling
  • Attach new mouldings and blend in to exisiting substrate
  • Repair and reconstruct metal protection posts to dog bowls
  • Remove corrosion to lead lettering and straighten damaged letters
  • Apply protective wax to lead lettering
  • Provide treatment report and maintenance recommendations

Client

Randwick Council

Services

Monument Conservation

Cromwell BT

Before Treatment

Cromwell AT

After Treatment