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Consolidated Glass Bowl Repair

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware | Comments Off on Consolidated Glass Bowl Repair

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.

Inside lip smooth no chips

Inside lip smooth no chipsConsolidated Bowl

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LaLique Crystal Repair

Monday, April 27th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on LaLique Crystal Repair

Completed repairs on LaLique Horse Head. I was also able to remove scratches from the bottom.

Lalique Sculpture

Lalique Sculpture

Large crystal horse head

Large crystal horse head

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Broken cut glass bowl

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken cut glass bowl

antique cut glass bowl

antique cut glass bowl

repaired bowl

repaired bowl

This antique cut glass bowl broke in two pieces along the cut lines of the pattern. Breaks like this this can happen when you wash in hot water because old cut glass dose not take temperature change very well. Now the pieces have been reunited, and the bowl looks as good as ever.

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Cut crystal repair

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware | Comments Off on Cut crystal repair

cut glass bowl

cut glass bowl

cut glass bowl repaired

cut glass bowl repaired

A clean break makes this repair very hard to spot. This cut glass bowl broke without chipping, so the repair was not very involved.

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Broken chandelier arm

Monday, April 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Broken chandelier arm

Broken Arm

Broken Arm

Repaired Arm

Repaired Arm

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.

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Crystal Repair broken decanter

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken decanter

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.

Cracked Neck

Cracked Neck After running the crackBroken Pieces off decanterRepaired decanter

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.

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Waterford Crystal Repair

Friday, April 17th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal Repair

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.

Waterford Vase Large Chip

Waterford Vase Large Chipwaterford vase

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Crystal Repair Heisey Glass

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem, chipped glassware, Crystal Candlestick repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Heisey Glass

One broken Heisey Crystal candle stick needs repair, and it’s mate needs to be altered to match. This candle stick was badly broken below the candle cup and some pieces are still missing.  Once the first candle stick is repaired I can shorten the other piece to make them a match set once again. Antique crystal such as Heisey is often signed. This piece with a small H inside a diamond.

Antique Heisey Crystal Candlestick

Antique Heisey Crystal Candlestick

Heisey Candlesticks

Heisey Candlesticks

Antique Glass Repair Broken Heisey Glass Candlestick

Glue Broken Glass Pieces

Email came :

Question/Message:
Morning Marc, Just wanted to say the candlesticks arrived intact yesterday and
I am so very pleased with the work you did! It’s so nice to not have to hide
one of them anymore! You’re an artist and I’ll certainly recommend you to
anyone that has a glass problem! Thanks so much…. Pat

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Crystal Repair Lalique Horse Head

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, glass sculpture repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Lalique Horse Head

This large glass sculpture was damaged when an earth quake knocked prisms off of a chandelier onto the sculpture below. This very large, very expensive, LaLique Crystal Horse Head sustained many small chips from each of the falling prisms. Crystal repair on such a heavy piece of glass over such a large area can be tricky, but the sculpture’s appearance, and it’s value were completely restored.

LaLique Horse Head

LaLique Horse Head

First Grind (remove more than thirty dings)

First Grind (remove more than thirty dings

More than thirty chips had to be removed from this very expensive LaLique Crystal Sculpture.

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Crystal Repair cut glass lamp repair

Thursday, April 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair cut glass lamp repair

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This lead glass lamp sat on the night stand for decades before it was accidentally broken into pieces. The cut glass pattern on this crystal lamp help hide the glass restoration. There were some minor pieces missing, but we were able to discretely fill those areas. Crystal repair has greatly improved with the new generation of ultra violet cured adhesives that don’t yellow, and are to provide a permanent fix.

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