Creamware Castor for Charleston Museum

creamwarecastorsmall.jpgImage courtesy: Collections of The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum requested the conservation of a creamware castor excavated from the Stono Plantation at the Dill Sanctuary on James Island. The vessel was in multiple fragments and was missing three quarters of its base, making it unstable and difficult to display. WLCC staff reconstructed the castor using conservation-grade adhesive and cast a new base for the castor from plaster. The result was a castor ready for study and display!