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This green Consolidated Glass bowl came to me with eight chips on inside edge of the rim. A simple repair, I thought, but the easy ones are often harder than you think. This inside chip was tricky to smooth without hitting the inside of the bowl. Polishing required dressing that shade in a wheel, and then redressing the wheel. Finally, the bowl is restored back to it’s original beauty.
Completed repairs on LaLique Horse Head. I was also able to remove scratches from the bottom.
A clean break makes this repair very hard to spot. This cut glass bowl broke without chipping, so the repair was not very involved.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glassware repair, Glueing Glass
This antique crystal chandelier suffered a broken arm. These kinds of injuries happen all the time. Be careful when you move the dinnig room table so that someone doesn’t walk into the chandlier. Fortunately, broken glass arms from chandeliers are easily repaired, and they hold up very well. This is a small arm, and it is not very old. The older arms are made of solid glass without any space to run the wire, because they were originally made as candelabras.
This crystal decanter came to me with a cracked neck and a stuck stopper. The neck of this decanter was broken in an unsuccessful attempt to remove the stopper. After I was able to remove the stopper, I had to run the crack so I could remove the piece and reattach it with glue. Running a crack can be tricky. The heat must be applied in a very controlled way so that the crack can be redirected to prevent further damage.
If you look very closely you can still see were it was repaired, but the decanter is now stable and there is no worry that the crack will run through the body of the decanter. Fill with Rum and enjoy life.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Bottle Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glueing Glass, Perfume Bottle Repair, Stuck Stopper
This beautiful, large, Waterford glass vase has been damaged at the base. My first step was to rough grind the chip out. After a grinding and thorough polish, the chip repair is complete. All that’s needed now is a bouquet of roses. Bruening Glass Works is recommended by Waterford Crystal to restore damaged crystal to it’s original beauty.