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Broken in many pieces this American Brilliant Cut Glass Bowl needed a lot of work. Some days I feel like if they gave me a chance I think I could put Humpty Dumpty back together.
Old bowls hold candy and memories the memories are more valuable . I have spent a life time repairing memories and having a ball.
Broken in many pieces this crystal dragon needed a little tlc.
Depending on the type of glass , lead crystal , soda lime glass, or borasilicate glass will determine the method I use to do the restoration.
One glass was broken from the set. I made a new glass with bumps. The repair would have been seen. It was cost effective to make a replacement.
I have a lot of ways to get the job done. I can blow ,bend ,cast , grind , polish , stain, mill, drill ,bevel, stain, etch, carve, laminate, fuse, drip and transplant glass.
Some times the best way to repair a piece is a minor change. A beautiful art glass vessel came in with a broken base. The art glass compote was make from a soda lime glass so fusing the pieces together was not an option. Reheating would change the color of the glass. The base was badly broken and pieces were missing so using an adhesive would have shown . The artist was contacted but returning for restoration was not an option. The making a new base was the best solution.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Art Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass art repair, glass sculture restoration, Glueing Glass