Enamels are personal
So many items in enamel hold memories for the owner, or for their family. Another example of antique enamels where restoration deserves care, to preserve the past and future.
As you may have seen on this site, Keith is known for heraldry work, including careful restoration of antique items, from fine medals, to family mementos. The Russian order of Saint George exemplifying both, fit to be worn, or reflect upon.
The characterful enamel bear is as this should be and not in need of change. Enamel conservation is about preservation, of the object, the iconography and the spirit. Much the same for the lustrous enamel panels, where the restorer's task is to sympathetically blend in new with old.