Archive for the ‘Antique Glass Repair’ Category
The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim. It will have to be reshaped .
The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.
Cue out the chipped part.
Fit in new piece off glass.
Cut in design and polish
Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.
The family toasting glass was broken were the stem meets the foot. The very ornate Venetian wine glass has been in the family for generations.
Custom made replacement glass for antique cabinet door. No matter the shape, the size or the type of glass, if it was made I can make it. I can make bubble glass, bent glass, curved glass, crown glass up to 4 feet by 8 feet. I also have old glass. Many times I bend old glass in order to maintain value.
It goes by many names. I don’t care what you call it. I can make it. They send antique doors for me to make replacement glass from around the world. It’s been called bent glass, bubble glass, crown glass, curved glass and slumped glass.
Antique glass paper weight with scratches in need of repair.
First step smooth out scratches with fine grit.
Mishandled for years the paper weight had lost its luster. The scratches were deep and many. I knew I could bring it back to its original beauty .
Smooth out the chips with 220 grit sand paper and then 400 grit.
Finish polishing with pumice and cerium oxide.
Monograms , Dates and Names can be removed from glass. This Steuben Crystal vase was sent to have a large engraving removed.
The crystal bobeche was broken during a move. Dad tried to find all the piece but an up short. Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing. I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche. Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one
Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.
The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.
Stone cut design.
With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.
The Lalique Crystal cat had a small chip on its ear. Lalique has a frosted acid etched finish . The chip really show because it is clear glass.
I custom made a replacement convex bubble glass for an antique cabinet door. It was an unusual shape. When making a replacement piece it is best to use old glass so the color , blisters and bubbles match.