Client: Historic Royal Palaces

Location: Hampton Court Palace, London

We carried out a detailed inspection of the dial section of the astronomical clock at Hampton Court Palace.

XRF analysis helped us to establish the coatings and underlying metals that form the substrate to the dial, which are copper sheet dipped in a lead-tin alloy (90:10), riveted with copper rivets to a wrought iron structure.

This data informed our conservation proposal for the most appropriate treatment of the object.