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A gorgeous Venetian glass bottle was brought to me for repair. The owner wisely researched many different repair shops before finding me. Not all repair shops have the experience to restore antique pieces like this one. I love doing this type of repair. The key to fixing this antique bottle was to find a new foot, and perform a transplant. The broken foot, or what was left of it, was cut off and polished flat. Using a UV cured adhesive, the new foot and the bottle were bonded together. The new foot was from a Venetian Vase from many years ago. My parts department (see picture) is the result of working with antique pieces for thirty years. I was pleased to find such a good match for this bottle, even the gold trim matched. Antique glass repair is enjoyable for me, and I truly love restoring antique glass artwork. In addition to crystal repair, I can blow glass, slump or bend glass, stain, paint, bevel, curve, engrave, etch, and cut glass.
Sometime the worth of a piece of glass is measured in sentimental value and not dollars. This pressed glass spoon was tremendously valuable to its owner, although not in terms of dollars and cents. I was pleased to return it to it’s original condition.
It’s hard to swim straight with no tail. This whale was in need of some saving. It was a simple repair. Please view some of my other Swarovski repairs if you have a piece of crystal that needs to be rescued.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Restoration, glassware repair, Glueing Glass, swarvorski crystal repair
This crystal bird had broken feathers, but it’s now fit to fly.
Tags: Add new tag, Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, cut glass, lead crystal
This beautiful painted pairpoint shade had a crack running down from the top .
This mouse must have lost a fight with a cat. Both ears were off and the tail was missing from this whimsical Swarovski crystal mouse. Now he looks good as new with a spring in his tail.
The chip was to large to grind and polish so I removed the foot at the base of the stem. With the foot off of another Waterford Glass I transplanted the foot . Open a so so bottle of wine and lets test the glass. You don’t need open a good bottle wine because the beautifull glass makes every thing taste better.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glueing Glass, Waterford Crystal Repair
Old old clock came to me from a clock shop . It needed a beveled glass installed in the brass bezel. This is a tricky job because clock bezels are not round so the bevel is hand made to fit the out of round bezel. Its very easy to chip the new beveled glass during the installation .
THis Waterford serving spoon was glued many times before it came to me. Repairing crystal seving pieces is harder than other pieces of crystal because of the functional work side . They are going to be used and abused.I neeeded to clean off the old glue and make a new stud . I attached the new glass stud the handle . Then glued the seving spoon part to the handle.I picture all the steps .
Tags: Add new tag, Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Bottle Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, waterford repaor