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Antique Glass Repair broken stopper

Antique Glass Repair broken stopper

November 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair

The antique decanter had a  stopper broken off  in the neck .  I drilled the stuck  stopper out of the crystal decanter.   Then I make a new stopper and had to fit it in the neck.


Antique Glass Decanter fit new stopper


The frosted area is were I ground the new part of the stopper to fit the antique glass decanter.  I used  # 120 grit first to hand lapped  the stopper .  I repeated the lapping process using  # 220 grit  , # 400 grit , and # 600 grit followed by polishing .   The antique glass decanters had polished stoppers.


Antique Crystal Decanter with Polished Neck




Bringing the the family heirloom back to its original beauty  is very rewarding.  They need to clean the stopper when there is sweet liquor being stored in the antique glass decanter .  This will prevent the stopper from getting stuck again.





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  1. One Response to “Antique Glass Repair broken stopper”

  2. By Rhoda Kaplan on Dec 21, 2011

    I have a Venitian winw glass that has been glued in the past. The stem breaks off from the bowl.
    Can this be repaired?

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