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Antique beveled glass mirror repair

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Antique beveled glass mirror repair

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.

wings and a cold beer.

wings and a cold beer.

Antique beveled glass hand mirror

Antique beveled glass hand mirror

Beveled  Mirror for antique silver hand mirror

Beveled Mirror for antique silver hand mirror

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LaLique Crystal repair chipped table leg

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, LaLique Crystal Repair | 1 Comment »

Two legs of a LaLique Table bumped together while cleaning. The one leg got the worst of it . 

LaLique crystal repair big chip

LaLique crystal repair big chip

 

crystal repair lalique table leg

crystal repair lalique table leg

Lalique Crystal repair polish chip

Lalique Crystal repair polish chip

With the glass from a LaLique Wine glass I  made a new crystal nub.

LaLique Crystal repair new part

LaLique Crystal repair new part

LaLique crystal leg repair with new nub

LaLique crystal leg repair with new nub

 

LaLique crystal after repair

LaLique crystal after repair

crystal repair antique sandwich glass oil lamp

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Testimonials | Comments Off on crystal repair antique sandwich glass oil lamp

 

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.

 

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Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Cruet

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Cruet

 

 

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.

crystal repair make need

crystal repair make need

Crystal repair can restore the value .   With out this repair the sterling silver antique cut glass cruet set is worhtless. 

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crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

Friday, January 15th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

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.

crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

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.

crystal repair antique oil lamp after

crystal repair antique oil lamp after

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crystal repair pressed cut glass table

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair pressed cut glass table

crystal repair pressed cut glass table before repair

crystal repair pressed cut glass table before repair

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.

 

crystal repair  pressed glass table top after

crystal repair pressed glass table top after

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Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Dishes by Fry

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Dishes by Fry

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.

antique cut glass by H.C. Fry Glass Company

antique cut glass by H.C. Fry Glass Company

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.

crystal repair  Fry Glass with chipped saw tooth design

crystal repair Fry Glass with chipped saw tooth design

Then with cork , horse hair and felt wheels I polished the cystal back to a brilliant shine.

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Crystal Repair Antique Glass Stopper

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Glass Stopper

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  antique glass stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper new bottom

crystal repair antique glass stopper new bottomcrystal repair antique glass stopper and new bottom glass

Crystal repair like this requires some glass blowing to make the new parts.
 

crystal repair antique glass stopper  replacement  stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper replacement stopper

crystal repair replacement stopper

crystal repair replacement stopper

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Crystal Repair Steuben Pear

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Steuben Pear

crystal repair steuben pear

crystal repair steuben pear

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antique glass figurine repair

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on antique glass figurine repair

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.

antique glass repair figurine

antique glass repair figurine

 

antique glass repair after

antique glass repair after

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