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Archive for the ‘Blowen Glass Replacements’ Category

Archive for the ‘Blowen Glass Replacements’ Category

Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, zoo | Comments Off on Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

The ear was broken off and lost from a very expensive DAUM Nancy glass figurine.  I had to sculpt part of a new ear to fit on the dark amber Daum Glass horse .  Matching the very dark amber color was my first challenge . I made a dozen or more glass ears be for finding one I liked .    Daum glass  started with the notary Jean Daum      Daum  started making glass for watches and mirrors.            (1825-1885).

 

Daum glass horse with broken ear

 

Replacement Glass Ears

 

 

 

 

New Ear

 

 

attached new ear

 

 

Shape new ear

 

 

Daum glass horse first stage of polish

 

 

 

Acid etch glass to match glass head

 

a few finishing touches and its as good as new

Daum horse new ear

Daum Crystal Horse

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Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

The markings indicate it was make in England and its sterling silver.   Sent to me from a church in Boston Mass. this cruet is one of four that was purchased when they built the church.  The antique glass cruet was dropped and broken.  I cut off the broken bottom in line with the silver ring . I made a new glass bottom and foot .

Antique glass cruet with broken foot

 

 

glass foot

 

glass replacement bottom and foot

 

 

 

antique glass cruet repaired

 

We repair the pieces that others say can be done.  After trying the local repair places in Boston area the the cruet was sent to me.

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Antique glass clock jar repair

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Antique glass clock jar repair

Replacement glass  for an antique clock . We made for antique clock a cut glass jar that holds mercury .  The cut  crystal  jar is eight sided and is two inches  by three and a half inches by nine inches .  When install in its metal frame it becomes the pendulum for an antique grandfather clock .

 

cut glass jar for antique clock

 

We make beveled glass from our stock of old glass having the  right type of glass is very important.

 

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Antique crystal vase broken foot and stained

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | Comments Off on Antique crystal vase broken foot and stained

antique glass vase with cloudy stain

antique glass vase with cloudy stain

This vase was in bad  shape when it came in. The antique glass vase was cloudy from years of neglect. Leaving water in the vase with flowers in it stained the glass inside walls.

crystal vase with broken foot

crystal vase with broken foot

new foot on antique vase

new foot on antique vase

Glasss vase after polishing out stains

Glasss vase after polishing out stains

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crystal repair broken glass restoration

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | Comments Off on crystal repair broken glass restoration

One glass was broken from  the set.  I made a new glass with bumps.  The  repair would have been seen.  It was cost effective to make a replacement.

broken glass and replacement

broken glass and replacement

I have a lot of ways to get the job done.   I can blow ,bend ,cast , grind , polish , stain, mill, drill ,bevel, stain, etch, carve, laminate, fuse,  drip and transplant glass.

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Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Glueings, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

 Save the pieces it makes the repair so much easier. This crystal vase came in for repair and I had to make a new bottom.

 

Broken Crystal Vase

Broken Crystal Vase

 

 

 

Being able to blow glass and make a new glass bottom made this repair possible.
Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

Make new bottom and attach

 

Repaired cut glass glass vase in silver foot

Repaired cut glass glass vase in silver foot

Done in time for the holidays it will make a great center piece.

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Antique Glass Decanter Repair

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Glass Decanter Repair

This antique glass decanter  from the 1880 was in bad shape. It had a broken neck and missing pieces from the lip.  The customer was skeptical that I could repair an antique cut glass decanter in such bad shape. I can waite  to forward this post to him with the before and after pictures of his decanter.  This is a very old and very  good cut glass decanter and it would be a shame not to repair it. I cut off the broken part of the neck and then made a new neck and lip. I attach the new neck and fit the stopper.  If you didn’t know it was repaired you would pour a drink and just enjoy.

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

antique crystal decanter with cracked neck

antique crystal decanter with cracked neck

cut glass decanter with new neck

cut glass decanter with new neck

crystal decanter after repair

crystal decanter after repair

Fit the stopper in the antique decanter

Fit the stopper in the antique decanter

Many people don’t know this type of repair is possible please email this to your friends and family. Over and over I here I didn’t know you can repair glass I put it in the trash.

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Crystal decanter repair broken neck

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal decanter repair broken neck

This is very old cut glass decanter with a broken neck. Its been in the family a long time and had to be repaired . With a diamond saw  I cut the broken neck off the antique cut crystal decanter.  I make a piece of crystal the same shape I cut off. It needed to be a little smaller so I could grind the stopper to fit.

Crystal decanter with a broken neck  and missing pc.

Crystal decanter with a broken neck and missing pc.

Cut Crystal Decanter with new neck

Cut Crystal Decanter with new neck

crystal decanter repaired

crystal decanter repaired

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Venitian Glass Figurine Restoration

Monday, July 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Venitian Glass Figurine Restoration

This glass lady came to the United States in the 1950’s and has been broken a long time. Its a long boat ride from Venice Italy to the states.

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I can repair the foot or make a new one. The cutomer wants the foot repaired first and if that doesn’t look good I will replace her foot and her mates.

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glass christmas ornament repair

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Stem, Testimonials, Waterford Crystal Repair | 3 Comments »

Here’s a letter from a very satisfied customer:


    Dear Marc and Brian,

    The Waterford Christmas ornament arrived today and I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the repair.  It’s perfect and my grandson will once again have his  ornament on the tree.

    Thanks again,
    Barbara Powell

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