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Archive for September, 2012

Chipped Crystal Repair Orrefors Obelisk

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 Posted in Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Chipped Crystal Repair Orrefors Obelisk

The solid Orrefors Crystal obelisk had several large chips on the corners .  The geometric shape requires grinding the entire side to retain the shape .

 

 

Orrefors Crystal Obelisk with chips

 

 

Rough Grind

 

 

Polished Crystal Obelisk

 

Orrefors Crystal Obelisk

 

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crystal repair broken glass Daum Nancy vase

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair broken glass Daum Nancy vase

This Daum Nancy vase is very expensive and holds a lot of sentimental value.  When it got broken they almost threw it out.  This vase is shipped in a very nice box that has foam rubber cut to fit the vase.  The form rubber was useful in the repair  . It gave me a pattern to make the new glass replacement part.   The shape and size of the crystal top mirrors the foam.

Broken Crystal Vase

 

I removed the  broken crystal piece  from the green base. Then I make a replacement crystal vase to replace the broken one.

 

Daum Crystal vase after restoration

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

I need to make a new fin . I cut the rough shape of a new fit .  Steuben crystal is very clear so I used a broken Steuben Plate  so the glass would match .

 

Broken Steuben Trout

New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.

 

Steuben Crystal

 

 

Steuben Fish with new fin

 

 

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Crystal repair broken antique glass bobeche

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken antique glass bobeche

I was send a broken crystal bobeche from an antique chandelier. The antique glass bobeche was broken in many pieces and a couple of large pieces were missing. I cut off the part that was not broken .  I used a crystal bowl with the same design as the original bobeche to recreate the broken and missing  portion.  I needed to drill a large hole in the center and many small holes around the rim

 

Broken Crystal Bobeche

 

 

crystal bowl

 

crystal bowl part

Cut off the good part of broken bobeche

 

I cut off the good part of the old bobeche and ground the bottom of the new bowl flat.

 

 

 

Crystal Bobeche with Old Top

 

I drill the holes for the prism pins.

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Crystal Repair Antique Glass Chandelier Arm

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Glass Chandelier Arm

The movers packed the chandelier like they always do ” wrong”.  They hung the chandelier in box fully assembled . You must take the arms off a chandelier before shipping. I have repaired hundreds of arms .

 

Crystal Chandelier Arm

 

The antique glass chandelier arm will be as strong as new after it is repaired .  When photographed on black you can see the repair if you look close .  When installed back on the chandelier the repair will be very hard to find.

Antique Glass Chandelier Arm

This repair could have been avoided if the mover had removed the arms before shipping.  Never ship a chandelier with the crystal arms attached.

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