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These wine glasses were sent from Italy for restoration. They survived two world wars and succumb to a family move. They hold many memories and toasted many events .
Luckily the bowls were not damaged . They were in need of a stem and foot transplant.
Draw pattern of stem to maintain correct height.
The old crystal pitcher has been in the family for many years. It has served many cold drinks at grandmas house. The sentimental value is the motivation for the repair. A crack has run from the top down the left side of the handle almost to the bottom. The plan is to run the crack around the bottom of the handle and up the right side of the handle to the top. Controlling the path the crack takes is critical. I have spend years refining this skill.
It is ready to be used. The adhesive makes most of crack go away. Look close and you can see a little of the crack.
The cut glass sugar bowl was missing two handles. They broke off years ago.
Using the handles of a old broken glass bowl I replaced the missing glass pieces.
This is the first antique glass eye cup I have ever see and repaired . I tried it to see if it worked. I get pumice in my eye some times when polishing. When this piece was sent to me it only had a half a foot. I cut off what was left of the foot and ground the stem flat. I made a new green glass foot. When making a new foot it is important to add some imperfections. The old foot had seeds and cords in it. Seeds are small bubbles and cords are lines of distortion created from impurities in the glass .
I made a new foot for the vintage glass eye cup.
It’s not an expensive piece but she needed it back together . The antique opalescent pressed glass bowl was broken into many pieces.
The breaks were very clean there were no little chips . This made it a very good repair .
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).
Replacement Glass Ears
Acid etch glass to match glass head
a few finishing touches and its as good as new
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This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades . There it sat with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired . The local antique dealers and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired . What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.
Cut glass bowl with a missing foot. The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .
First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.
By casting a mold of one of the good glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .
We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass bowl
The local “experts ” got it wrong . It can be restored . The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.
Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds . Antique cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .
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Sent from New York, New York for restoration the Waterford Crystal wine glass had a broken stem . It was cracked in two places were the stem meets the foot and were the stem meets the bowl.
Some were in New York city a couple is having a glass of wine with dinner and remembering when they went to Ireland in the 80’s . They bought a set of Waterford Crystal Wine glasses after the factory tour.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair New York, Crystal Restoration, glassware repair, Glueing Glass, Waterford Crystal Repair
Grandmas antique glass cake plate was broken during washing. Hot water was the problem it happens over and over again. I seen it many times. The good part about heat cracks is they are very clean breaks. The pieces fit back together and there are no small chips. This antique glass plate looked great after the repair.
Tags: Antique Bottle Repair, Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Crystal Repair, Glueing Glass, pressed glass repair, pressed glass restoration
Broken crystal stem are repairable. This Waterford wine glass was broken in three pieces. I repaired the glass for a fraction of replacement cost.
If you break a wine or water glass you should save the pieces because hey can be used to repair other glasses.
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