Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
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Archive for the ‘broken glassware’ Category

Archive for the ‘broken glassware’ Category

Antique Glass Repair broken crystal candlestick

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem, Crystal Candlestick repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair broken crystal candlestick

The antique crystal candlesticks were dropped and broken.  We carefully reassembled them.  Antique glass candlesticks like these after repair set a beautiful dinning table.  Sent to me from Miami Florida for repair. The customer was very happy to get them repair because they came from Grandma.

Antique glass candlesticks before repair

antique glass candlesticks after repair

Set the table for a candle lit dinner.

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Broken Crystal Bowl Restoration brilliant cut glass

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken Crystal Bowl Restoration brilliant cut glass

Broken in many pieces this American Brilliant Cut Glass Bowl needed a lot of work.  Some days I feel like if they gave me a chance I think I could put Humpty Dumpty back together.

broken glass bowl

broken glass bowl

Repaired crystal bowl

Repaired crystal bowl

Old bowls hold  candy and memories the memories are more valuable .   I have spent a life time repairing memories and having a ball.

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crystal repair vase broken bottom

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair vase broken bottom

The customer came by with the silver liner that goes with the glass restoration .  This is rare that I get to see the whole piece together.     I send the glass back and never see it complete.

Glass liner and silver

Glass liner and silver

Broken for years and badly repaired the vase needed a new bottom.  I had to stop  the  two cracks on the side from going to the top.  With a process using tempature  I can control in witch direction the crack will go.

broken vase

broken vase

Vase wih the broken bottom cut off

Vase wih the broken bottom cut off

new bottom
new bottom

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crystal bowl repair broken foot

Friday, October 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware | Comments Off on crystal bowl repair broken foot

Sent to me from Atlanta Georgia this deco crystal bowl has been in the family for many years and has a lot of sentimental value . It was a very bad day when the bowl fell and the foot was broken off.

Crystal Bowl with broken foot

Crystal Bowl with broken foot

With a broken foot

deco b 3

deco b 2

deco b 1

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wine glass repair broken crystal stemware

Monday, September 6th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Stemware repair | 1 Comment »

The  wine glass has a metal stem but the crystal bowl was broken and needed to be replaced.  The top of the wine glass is held in by an adhesive.  I used a diamond drill bit to drill out the broken stem out of the meal stem.

wine glass repair

wine glass repair

I found a  wine glass with the same shape bowl and cut it off its stem.  Using an adhesive I bonded the new crystal top to the metal stem.

crystal wine glass repair

crystal wine glass repair

I repair all kinds of stemware. Water glasses, wine glasses, rock glasses and cordials most of them just have chips. Its cost effective repair crystal the repairs are fraction of the cost of replacement.

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replace crystal top on wine glass

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Broken Stem, chipped glassware, Chipped Stemware | Comments Off on replace crystal top on wine glass

Its a glass with a history and it had to be restored.  I found a glass with the same shape and transferred the top to the metal stem.  I don’t know the history but she was very happy it was back in use.

wine glass new top

wine glass new top

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Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Etched Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

A beautiful red glass ” FABERGE EGG” with a broken base was sent to me for repair.  This piece was made in Russia St. Petersburg as stated on the label. The copper wheel engraving of the double eagle is the main design with a very delicate boarder on the base .

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg

Pieces had broken off the base and were lost.

Faberge Egg broken base

Faberge Egg broken base

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

glass repair new base

glass repair new base

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Label

Faberge Label

I use a matching red glass to fabricate a new base .  The engraved boarder matched the design of the Faberge Egg.  Glass restoration like this is fun. A little creative thinking and for thought the glass egg will go back on display.

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crystal repair waterford vase broken bottom

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair waterford vase broken bottom

This Waterford Crystal vase had a broken bottom.   Sent to me with a piece missing and they lost  the piece . My only option was to replace the bottom. I needed a piece  of glass with a star cut in it and it had to be a good crystal. I found a crystal pitcher  that would work so I removed the bottom .

Waterford Crystal Vase

Waterford Crystal Vase

I had to cut off the bottom because they lost the piece that   broke off.

Waterford crystal vase new bottom

Waterford crystal vase new bottom

Waterford crystal vase

Waterford crystal vase

With the new bottom on this vase is ready for a  some fresh flowers.

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crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

Friday, January 15th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

A very old oil lamp the first of his collection and it got broken.  He sent the pieces to be repaired.  I was able to bond the pieces together and fill the areas were  chips were missing.

crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

crystal repair antique glass oil lamp

My customer emailed the question can you repair a broken crystal lamp even if you don’t have all the pieces.  Yes I can repair glass even if you don’t have all the pieces.

crystal repair antique oil lamp after

crystal repair antique oil lamp after

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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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