Antique turtle-shell items restoration

Tortoise-shell is a noble and living material (keratine), the only one with the remarkable ability to graft itself.

So with the right knowledge, all tortoise-shell objects can be repaired without glue or any visible traces. Almost by alchemy, the pieces bind together.
Passionate about the art of working tortoise shell, he received further training from last two active practitioners, Jacques Rameau and François Mondon. These techniques enable him to also exert his talents on works of art and antiques. He became the sole heir to their precious knowledge, stock and tools. This makes Maison Bonnet the absolute reference for objects in tortoise shell.
Working like an inlaid embellisher from the 18th century, combining tortoise shell with different precious metals, Christian Bonnet is a wonderful restorer of antique items.