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She broke the crystal perfume bottle but saved the sterling silver overlay and stopper. I made a new bottle and fit the old stopper to it.
I made a mold to blow the glass into so the new bottle would fit the old sterling silver liner. I made the hole in the new bottle small so I could grind the old stopper to fit.
The dinner is over and you didn’t put out the candles . They burn down and crack the tops of the crystal candlesticks. I can make a new top cut off the old and replace it.
Sent to me from Louisiana the old light fixture was hung in the hallway and fell victim to the painters ladder. The broken glass was very thin and a compound bend that makes it hard to duplicate.
I have made “new “old glass for hundreds of carriage clocks. The bevels are small and come to a very sharp point on the edges . They need to be thin on the edge because the grove in the brass were the glass fits is very small. I use old glass when I make replacement panels for antique clocks. You can tell the old glass by the wavy surface and seeds (small bubbles in the glass). This glass is 100 years plus in age . I have a stock of old ( antique ) glass I use for clocks. It helps preserve the value of the clock.
This glass is very old and perfect for making replacement beveled glass panels for antique carriage clocks and regulators.
Two slip shades were broken during a remodeling project . One shade was broken into about ten pieces and one was broken into hundreds of pieces . I repaired one shade and reproduced one shade . Using a good shade as a form I cast a mold to make a new glass deco shade.
High temperature plaster and silica mold for make new glass shade.
A every common event after dinner is to hear a little ping sound . Yes you forgot to put out the candles and they burnt down and broke the top of your antique crystal candlesticks . I used a pair of bobeches to recreate new tops. Crystal repair requires a little out of the box thinking.
Making bent glass replacement panels for antique slag lamps is just a small part of what we do.
We bend opalescent flat glass over a form in the kiln to make replacement panels. Most of the bent glass shades were made out of Wissmach or Kokomo Glass.
Repairing broken crystal parts for chandeliers is cost effective . This antique crystal part from a chandelier was broken and a replacement was not available . I made a new top piece to replace the broken part and used the bottom part that was still good.
Cut off damaged part and make new replacement piece.
The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration. It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture. Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.
Stains inside the bottle needed to be polished out. The “sick glass ” devalues the antique cut crystal bottle.