Statement Concerning the Restoration of Figures


a solid-figure in the usual playworn condition on the left: the colour peels off, on the left side the same figure restored.


The collectors of course only estimate items in original paint to be collectible. I've decided to restore

them in order to have the pleasure of the condition in which they once were made. It's a hard work for

me trying to find out the original colours, because often only a few particles have remained. I try to

examine them closely under the magnifying glass and then complete the colour which was peeled off.

I leave the places with original colour untouched apart from cleaning, even if the white has turned to

yellow. In this way the figure remains in its aimable charme of 50 years age.