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

crystal repair broken cut glass punch bowl

September 3rd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings

Crystal punch bowls are very easy to break.  The most common way is when  the party is over you pour out the left over punch and put hot water in the bowl to wash it out.  Old thick brilliant cut glass can not take temperature change.  The thicker the glass the more vulnerable to cracking from heat.  This beautiful cut glass punch bowl fell victim to hot water in the sink.

Broken cut glass punch bowl

Broken cut glass punch bow

I can repair this bowl and it will be usable .  The cut pattern hides the repair and makes it very hard to detect .

cut glass punch bowl

cut glass punch bowl

After the repair the restoration is hard to find.

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