Tower of London Poppy Repair
This poppy arrived with a snapped-off lower petal, having been knocked off a shelf. The petal was glued back in place and the small chips filled with an epoxy filler which was then filed even. The area of repair was hand painted to match the poppy red.
The poppy was of great sentimenatl value to the customer and an important piece of ceramic history having come from the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The installation comprised 888,246 handmade poppies, one for every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the war. Due to the delicate nature of the poppies we often receive them for restoration.