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Steuben Crystal Vase Repair Sick Glass Cloudy Scratched

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, sick glass, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Vase Repair Sick Glass Cloudy Scratched

This Steuben crystal vase was sent to me for cleaning.  I thought it was sick. ( cloudy from hard water stains) It was not sick it was scratched someone tried to clean it with an abrasive. They made it a lot worse by putting in thousands of scratches up and down in side the vase. I was able to carefully polish them out . Steuben Crystal has one of the highest lead content this is why the glass is clear.

cloudy steuben crystal vase

cloudy steuben crystal vase

I polished out the scratches on the inside  of the vase and then I polish out the scratches  on the bottom of the vase .

Steuben Crystal Vase after Polish of scratches

Steuben Crystal Vase after Polish of scratches

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Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Etched Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

A beautiful red glass ” FABERGE EGG” with a broken base was sent to me for repair.  This piece was made in Russia St. Petersburg as stated on the label. The copper wheel engraving of the double eagle is the main design with a very delicate boarder on the base .

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg

Pieces had broken off the base and were lost.

Faberge Egg broken base

Faberge Egg broken base

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

glass repair new base

glass repair new base

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Label

Faberge Label

I use a matching red glass to fabricate a new base .  The engraved boarder matched the design of the Faberge Egg.  Glass restoration like this is fun. A little creative thinking and for thought the glass egg will go back on display.

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Perfume Bottle make new stopper

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Perfume Bottle make new stopper

A perfume bottle  was sent  in need of a new stopper. They had lost the stopper.

Making new stopper

Making new stopper

New stopper

New stopper

stopper new 3

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crystal decanter with broken stopper repair

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on crystal decanter with broken stopper repair

crystal decanter with broken stopper

crystal decanter with broken stopper

This Crystal decanter  was sent for repair with the broken stopper stuck in the neck of the bottle. First remove the broken piece in the neck .

antique crystal decanter with broken stopper

antique crystal decanter with broken stopper

Make  a new bottom  for the stopper.

crystal decanter with new stopper

crystal decanter with new stopper

repaired crystal stopper

repaired crystal stopper

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sick glass vase cloudy crystal repair

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, sick glass | Comments Off on sick glass vase cloudy crystal repair

Years of water and flowers stained the inside of the vase.  It needed to cleaned.

cloudy crystal vase sick glass

cloudy crystal vase sick glass

crystal vase  repaired

crystal vase repaired

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crystal repair waterford vase broken bottom

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair waterford vase broken bottom

This Waterford Crystal vase had a broken bottom.   Sent to me with a piece missing and they lost  the piece . My only option was to replace the bottom. I needed a piece  of glass with a star cut in it and it had to be a good crystal. I found a crystal pitcher  that would work so I removed the bottom .

Waterford Crystal Vase

Waterford Crystal Vase

I had to cut off the bottom because they lost the piece that   broke off.

Waterford crystal vase new bottom

Waterford crystal vase new bottom

Waterford crystal vase

Waterford crystal vase

With the new bottom on this vase is ready for a  some fresh flowers.

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