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Re: Illumination Pigments

I found some wonderful information on The Socety for Creative Anachronsims's  site last year  (Just search in Yahoo, Alta Vista or Excite)  but I
had also saved the page by a miracle and here is the URL:
I checked and the link still works.

Try also http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Library/2036/artcl.htm

See the articles compled by Elyse Boucher on the chemistry of old paints and pigments.
By the description you  could have an iron compound in which case try a little lime water or soda water in an inconspicuous place, using a fine

If its copper based you will have more trouble.  Talk to a conservator who knows chemistry.

Adroenne Allen

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