Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Crystal Repair Sculpture

April 2nd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, glass sculpture repair
glass heads kissing

glass heads kissing

These pieces came to me broken off the black glass base, and with deep chips in both pieces. Using a Bridgeport Milling Machine with a diamond tool, I resurfaced the black glass cube and removed all the chips. Hand lapping the cube from 120 to 220 to 400 grit, them pumice, and finally ceriumoxide brought back the high shine. The original placement of the kiss was retained so as not to alter the overall aesthetic appeal of the piece. The only clue that there has been a repair is that the base is now slightly smaller.

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