The technical study, which complemented second-year coursework in instrumental analysis, focused on a creamware hunting jug from the Winterthur Museum collection. The study made use of advanced analytical techniques to delve into the identification of artists materials and restoration materials.
Multiple analytical methods were used during the year-long project.
The technical study informed treatment decisions, which focused on reversing misaligned old repairs, stabilizing structure, and visually unifying appearance through filling and inpainting. This aspect of the project is detailed in the treatment section.