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Archive for August, 2009

crystal repair antique cut glass decanter

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair antique cut glass decanter

An antique crystal decanter with a broken neck came infor repair. I found a decanter with the simular shaped neck and removed it. I used the old stopper and ground and polished it to fit the new neck. The new neck is not a perfect match but darn close. This antique cut glass decanter is ready to go back to work  fill with Scotch and enjoy.  Tell a friend this type of repair is possible. I need people to see crystal repair is an option. Antique glass can be repaired don’t through it away. 

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

Most people on seeing this broken antique cut glass decanter would say to get rid of it . This client “googled” antique glass repair and found me. I do not repair china  crystal repair is the focus of my business . I been working my craft for thrity years. I am still learning to do one thing and do it well.

Cut glass decanter after repair

Cut glass decanter after repair

I would estimate this piece was made between 1910 and 1940 . It is hand cut lead crystal and I did not find a signature on it.

Repaired decanter with new neck

Repaired decanter with new neck

Sent to me” thinking “I would cut off the top and make a vase. Crystal Repair takes a bit of creative design and a lot of craftmanship. I like when cusomer totally surprised at the level of our crystal repair or glass restoration. I t dosen’t matter if its priceless or sentimental piece  crystal repair  is number one.  Take a minute and see my creative glass designs at www.marckonys.com

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Crystal repair “send from Chicago”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair “send from Chicago”

Bottle with new stopper

Bottle with new stopper

The broken stopper wasn’t worth fixing . I made a new stopper using the old broken stopper for a pattern. Complete with the ballon the end.

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Antique glass repair vanity mirror

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass | Comments Off on Antique glass repair vanity mirror

The glass in an antique vanity mirror was broken. The sterling silver frame was in good shape only the mirror was broken. The way I made the new mirror is called blind beveling. I bevel a piece of mrirror with out seeing the stone .  Old mirrors were beveled and then silvered  .  I don’t resilver mirrors so I have to bevel it blind. It takes some practice you have to watch the water coming of the stone and it will let you know if its going well.

antique hand mirror

antique hand mirror

I took off the retaining ring and removed the broken mirror.

Antique Beveled Mirror

Antique Beveled Mirror

Using the old mirror for a pattern I made a new beveled mirror. Its ready to be installed.

New beveled hand mirror

New beveled hand mirror

Crystal Repair chandelier arm

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chandelier arm

These arms are off a antique crystal candleabra. Made in the 1700 s the wires go on the out side of the arms . There are no holes for the wires to run through. I will get pictures of the chandelier when its complete and post them .  The crystal arms were sent to me for repair from Oregon. The piece has been in the family a long time. I would love to know how it got to Oregon and when. I think it came from England.

glass arms

glass arms

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Crystal Repair broken stoppers

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken stoppers

 Antique crystal perfume bottles have a common problem the daubers break off.  I make the new daubers to the size of the bottle. Crystal repair like this is rewarding  but you do go home smelling like roses.

Crystal repair  stoppers

Crystal repair stoppers

In the last thirty years I repaired hundreds of  stoppers. Many simple repairs like these and many very complex were I had to create a new stopper .  Crystal repair never gets old .

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Antique Glass Repair “chandelier”

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair “chandelier”

This broken crystal chandelier was stored in basement for years. Antique glass repair of the four broken arms and a good bath is all this piece will need . Back over a table it will go.
Antique Glass Chadelier

Antique Glass Chadelier

 

Antique Crysal Chandelier

Antique Crysal Chandelier

I repaired this Antique Glass Chandelier using white cloth covered wire. A little hard to find but worth the time . I like keeping things original when I can. I would have liked  to repainted the candle sleeves they look dirty to me compaired to the new wire. Gramas gone now but the antique glass chandelier is repaired and back at work.

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Antique Crystal Fish Repair

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Fish Repair

glass fish pieces

glass fish pieces

The paper lable on the bottom says its from Italy the island of Murano. Grama had it her house for many years . She tells the story how she carried it home from her trip. Broken for years and missing many small pieces I had to restore the Venetian Glass Fish.  Very carefull grinding and polishing removed the missing chips.  

Venetian Fish

Venetian Fish

Now repaired the fish are back on display and Grama’s telling the story how she got them.

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Crystal Repair Broken Candlesticks

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Candlesticks

Only one of  the candlesticks were broken but I repair both .  I replaced the bobeches and attached the candle cups.

Broken Candlestick

Broken Candlestick

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Antique Crystal Repair

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Testimonials, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Repair

I just received my bowl and it is perfect.  I will recommend you to
all my friends. Thank you again for fixing the bowl for me, as it was gift from my sister.  Thank you Jane Cox–Commerce, Texas
Glass Bowl

Glass Bowl

 New foot and bottom on the bowl see pictures of before and after scroll down . This beautiful crystal bowl was sent to me for repair  from Texas.

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crystal candlestick repair

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal candlestick repair

The crystal bobeches were badly broken so I removed what was left of them and put new ones on. No one will know or care during the next candle lit dinner.
broken candlesticks

broken candlesticks

Repaired

Repaired

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