Lili graduated from university with a Bachelor's Degree in fine art. Her skills and appreciation for technicality transfer from the bench to the drafting table. Interestingly enough, restoring the dial of a clock takes just as much diligence and patience as restoring the mechanism. The detail in the draughtsmanship and the demands of applying gold leaf adhere to rules, much like the mechanism does. Lili specializes in older hand painted dials and custom scenes. This makes her service a one-stop-shop for the complete restoration of your clock.
Do not hesitate to call or email with a question about your dial, as every dial is completely different. Antiques should be appreciated for their unique qualities. The patina and minor damage is thought by most collectors to be the charm of the antique, so the level of restoration desired by the client will be respected.
Dial was cracked down the center. Obvious loss occurred as well as warping.
Milk paint, India ink, oil paints, and gold leaf were applied after the wood was glued and shaped.
This scene was designed for a custom clock for a client. The ship is attached to the verge and it rocks back and forth with each tick of the clock. Painted with oil paint.
Six scenes for six custom clocks.
This dial is at an intermediate stage where the numerals have been painted, but the gold leaf has not yet been applied.
Moon dial painted with oil paints.
This moon dial belonged to an 1800s English Tallcase clock. There was not enough left of the original image, so the moon was custom designed.
Latex White paint, India ink, wash of oil paint.