Subject:Re: Help needed with LARGE chinese bowl
Posted By: CV Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Just my thoughts on replacing that old repair...consider "don't" - I am a fanatic about purging all forms of unsightly yellow glue and replacing with modern adhesives, but those old repairs were high precision (often watertight), very expensive, usually done by a jeweller and are collectible in themselves.
Opinions vary but some would say that a modern repair would decrease the value too, as such a repair can be considered part of the history of the bowl, and a kind of provenance. (I tend towards that feeling myself). This repair is also unusual in the round staples...which suggests to me that it may be a repair almost as old as the bowl.
Consider cleaning it up (to get the black out, very easy), and leaving it just that way.
It is stunning...