Stone | Terracotta Vases from Haeberlin Tomb
Task: Inventory and condition assessment and development of a conservation concept for two terracotta vases of a tomb of the former royal court architect H. Haeberlin at Bornstedt Cemetery. The vases were probably made in the 2nd half of the 19th century and come from the March pottery factory.
Loan: Mrs. Erb-Rogg
Dating: probably 2nd half of the 19th century
The object on loan to the University of Applied Sciences consists of two terracotta vases from a tomb of the former royal court architect H. Haeberlin. The vases were probably made in the second half of the 19th century and come from the March pottery factory. They are approximately 45 cm high and have a maximum diameter of 41 cm.
As a first step, the vases were packed safely for transport, dismantled and then transferred from Bornstedt to the stone workshop of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.
It is planned to take stock of the condition of the vases and carry out the necessary preliminary examinations. After evaluating the findings, a model of the causes of the damage will be drawn up, which will serve as the basis for the development of a corresponding concept of measures.
From the current perspective, the following measures are envisaged:
- Substance-preserving cleaning of the contaminated surface
- Reintegration of the fragments
- Filling of the cracks
- Removal of the corrosive iron reinforcement and development of a new reinforcement concept
- Finding ideas for preventive protective measures to avoid high levels of moisture ingress
- Alexandra Streich, tutor in the 2nd M. A. semester
- Benjamin Hübner, tutor in the 2nd M. A. semester
- two students in the 5th semester as assessors