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The beveled mirror was broken out of the antique sterling silver hand mirror. Antique vanity sets like this one were very common. Now that ther are very few people silver mirrors I had to blind bevel mirror this repalcement mirror. With the oval shape and the scalopes it makes it one of the more difficult hand mirros to repair.
Marc, just received the oil lamp back today, wonderful work for such an old piece, just wish it hadn’t been broken, but your work was magnificent, absolutely professional, it can now join it’s other Sandwich Glass Whale Oil Lamp brothers. Truly enjoyed our conversation days ago, and I sincerely wish you and all your family all the best, a most remarkable accomplishment of which you and your wife should be so proud.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, antique glass restoration, Antique lamp repair, broken pressed glass repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, oil lamp repair, sandwich glass repair
The antique cut glass cruet was missing a stopper. It’s one of four cruets that fit in a sterling ring. With out the stopper the value would be greatly diminished. I made new crystal stopper.
Tags: Antique Bottle Repair, Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Stopper Repair, New Stopper, Perfume Bottle Repair, Remove Broken Stopper
A very old oil lamp the first of his collection and it got broken. He sent the pieces to be repaired. I was able to bond the pieces together and fill the areas were chips were missing.
My customer emailed the question can you repair a broken crystal lamp even if you don’t have all the pieces. Yes I can repair glass even if you don’t have all the pieces.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Antique lamp repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration
Press glass table broken in many pieces was sent to me from Cambridge Maryland. It had been in the family a long time and they didn’t think any thing could be done. They went to the internet and ask “can broken cut glass be repaired”. That is how they found me. I have never seen a traditional cut glass pattern like this pressed in a glass so large. The glass top is close to thiryt inches across I would like to see what the base is.
The H. C. Fry Glass company made beautiful cut glass . Henry Fry had the biggest and one of the best cutting rooms of the day . The factory was built in 1901 . The three plates pictured here came for that cutting room in Rochester Penna. They were chipped and needed minor repairs. Crystal repair on the best of the best is a very rewarding.
The saw tooth design is very easy to chip. I used small grinding stones that came from the Hawkes Glass Company in Corning NY to grind out the chips.
Then with cork , horse hair and felt wheels I polished the cystal back to a brilliant shine.
A pair of Antique crystal cruets with a very delicate cut pattern were sent to me for repair. The one crystal bottle was missing apart of the stopper. They sent along the top of the antique crystal stopper but the bottom had broken off and was lost. They also sent along one good antique cut glass cruet that need a stopper and one good crystal stopper.
Crystal repair like this requires some glass blowing to make the new parts.
Tags: Antique Bottle Repair, Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Bottle Repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Broken glassware repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Stopper Repair, Glueing Glass, New Stopper, Perfume Bottle Repair, Remove Broken Stopper
Antique glass repair is made a lot harder when like this piece because they tried to glue it them selves. They used a silicone glue and there are no known solvents for it . It took a lot of rubbing and scraping to remove the silicone. Then we were able to repair it.