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crystal repair broken decanter and stopper restoration

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair broken decanter and stopper restoration

A very old and beautiful decanter had a crack in it , was stained and part of the stopper was missing.  The antique decanter with a silver collar  had a locking stopper.  That was a first for me . I have never seen a decanter like this.

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The crack was running down from the neck so very carefully I turned the crack and made it run back up to the top. After removing the silver collar the broken piece was removed and the stains ( sick glass)  were polish out .

 

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Reinstall silver collar note key in lock.

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Repair stopped by making new plug and grind and polish to fit decanter neck.

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Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

Friday, May 30th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, bubble convex glass, Etched Glass, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

The replacement globe was very large and had a cut glass design.  We used the old broken glass globe to make a mold used in bending the glass replacement.

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The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.

 

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The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.

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replacement cut glass globe

 

 

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antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

The second largest chandelier in the world was in need of three replacement bobeches.  I have made a lot of crystal  bobeches over the years but not as large as these.  They sent me a broken bobeche with a part missing. I made a mold and cast it in plaster to fill in the part the was missing.

bobeche with plaster mold

bobeche with plaster mold

 

 

bobeche blank

bobeche blank

I made the blanks .

 

24 pin  12" diam thumb nail

Crystal bobeche   twelve  inch diameter

 

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Drilled the 24 holes and added pins.

 

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