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The solid Orrefors Crystal obelisk had several large chips on the corners . The geometric shape requires grinding the entire side to retain the shape .
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.
I removed the broken crystal piece from the green base. Then I make a replacement crystal vase to replace the broken one.
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 .
New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.
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
I cut off the good part of the old bobeche and ground the bottom of the new bowl flat.
I drill the holes for the prism pins.
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 .
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.
This repair could have been avoided if the mover had removed the arms before shipping. Never ship a chandelier with the crystal arms attached.