The antique decanter had a large chip and a crack running down and across the neck. Over the years the large chip that can off was lost. The crystal decanter was also cloudy on the inside from decades of use. The stopper was missing also. The fist challenge was to stop the crack from traveling any farther.
Old broken neck and the new one .
Copper wheel engraving
Repaired decanter with new neck
Making new stopper
Cut ten facets in new stopper to match decanter
There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.
The antique crystal decanter had a chipped and broken neck. The chip was very large and the pieces have been missing for years. The glass bottle was part of a set that has been in the family for many years.
The crystal decanter had a broken neck and the stopper was also broken . I will need to make a new neck and plug for the bottom of the glass stopper. First I will need to cut off the broken part of the neck.
All ready to fill.
The cut glass stopper was stuck in the decanter when it fell over and broke. The break was in the center of the stopper were it necks down .
I decided to make a new center section and plug . I used a glass rod to make the new part.
The new plug was ground to fit the antique glass decanter.
The glass rod was make of borosilicate glass ( pyrex ) so I was able to fire polish the new stopper.
The antique crystal decanter is made from lead glass so I had to hand polish the neck were the new plug fits
The stopper is finish and the decanter that has been in the family for many years can be passes on .
The neck of the decanter was broken in many pieces and was repaired . The repair was unacceptable and I needed a plan B. The design engraved on the antique glass decanter gave me a good place to cut off the broken parts.
I fabricated a new neck and stone cut the design .
The replacement part looks good and makes the antique cut glass decanter usable again. The set is complete and ready for the next party.
The antique decanter had a stopper broken off in the neck . I drilled the stuck stopper out of the crystal decanter. Then I make a new stopper and had to fit it in the neck.
The frosted area is were I ground the new part of the stopper to fit the antique glass decanter. I used # 120 grit first to hand lapped the stopper . I repeated the lapping process using # 220 grit , # 400 grit , and # 600 grit followed by polishing . The antique glass decanters had polished stoppers.
Bringing the the family heirloom back to its original beauty is very rewarding. They need to clean the stopper when there is sweet liquor being stored in the antique glass decanter . This will prevent the stopper from getting stuck again.
The chip was to large to be ground and polished. I needed to make a replacement glass neck. The small crystal bottle also needed a new stopper.
I cut off the broken neck and polished the top of the bottle.
Made the new neck
The stopper for a crystal decanter was broken and sent to me for repair. I made the new blank first. Then I ground and polished it to fit the decanter.
I cut off the broken part of the stopper .
Then I attached the new stopper blank.
The final step to grind and polish the stopper to fit the decanter.
The antique perfume bottle has been in the family for many years it holds a lot of sentimental value . The bottle has been broken for over fifteen years . The local glass companies and antique dealers in Miami Fla. said it was not repairable . Her husband persisted and told her she would find someone to repair it keep looking.
The antique amber perfume bottle was sent to me with a broken neck and broken dauber. First step in the restoration process is to remove the broken neck on the antique glass bottle. Great care is taken to remove what was left of the neck with out damaging the bottle.
After connecting the new neck to the old bottle the stopper is ground to fit.
Replacement dauber for antique glass bottle.