This antique vessel came to our restoration studio in a very bad broken state. The owner, a collector from Italy, informed us that it was a classical antiquity. He wanted to make sure that the restoration did not make the pot look "new" which made it an interesting project. The vessel needed to be restored and yet retain it's age and time “scars.” All cemented lines needed to be grooved to then be filled with a hard and porous material. Because the vessel could not receive any paint to hide the repair, maintaining the owner's request for authenticity, the porous filler was stained. This was a challenge because, the filler needed to be tinted with natural pigment to match the varied colors in different areas of the pot. To achieve accuracy, we conducted many filler and pigment tests and chose the right combination for each area. The same process is used for Pre-Columbian Indian Pottery and Chinese terracotta vessels / statues restoration.