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Antique Glass Repair Broken Crystal Stopper

Antique Glass Repair Broken Crystal Stopper

January 1st, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair

The cut glass stopper was stuck in the decanter when it fell over and broke.  The break was in the center of the stopper were it necks down .

 

Broken Crystal Stopper

 

I decided to make a new center section and plug .  I used a glass rod to make the new part.

 

 

The new plug was ground to fit the antique glass decanter.

 

fire polish plug

 

The glass rod was make of borosilicate glass ( pyrex )  so I was able to fire polish the new stopper.

 

 

Old Stoper Top and the New Stopper Bottom

 

The antique crystal decanter is made from lead glass so I had to hand polish the neck were the new plug fits

 

 

 

The stopper is finish and the decanter that has been in the family for many years can be passes on .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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