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Archive for the ‘Broken Stem’ Category

Archive for the ‘Broken Stem’ Category

Crystal Repair Wine Glass with broken stem

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem, Stemware repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Wine Glass with broken stem

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.

 

broken stem and foot

broken stem and foot

 

Draw pattern of stem to maintain correct height.

line drawing of stem needed

line drawing of stem needed

 

new stem

new stem

 

ground to size

ground to size

 

family  treasures

family treasures

 

 

 

 

 

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Venetian Wine Glass with a broken stem

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Stem | Comments Off on Venetian Wine Glass with a broken stem

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.

 

Broken Venetian Wine Glass

Broken Venetian Wine Glass

 

 

 

Venetian Wine Glass

Venetian Wine Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chipped crystal glassware repair wine glass water glass

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Broken Stem, chipped glassware, Chipped Stemware, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Chipped crystal glassware repair wine glass water glass

Chipped wine glasses ,chipped water glasses ,chipped rock glasses, champagne  glasses and chipped cordial glasses can be ground and polished to look like new.  Crystal glassware is hand made and each glass is a little different size.  Stemware from the major manufactures can be very expensive and some times the patterns have been retired so repairing is the only option.

 

crystal stemware repair

 

Waterford Crystal , Baccarat Crystal  , Lalique Crystal  , Steuben Crystal , Orrefors  Crystal , Tiffin , Fostoria , Kosta Boda, Cambridge, Stuard, Hawkes Crystal, Daum Crystal, I have repaired them all.

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Crystal repair broken Orrefors candlestick

Friday, November 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Stem, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Orrafors Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken Orrefors candlestick

The blue stem Orrefors candlesticks were broken in many places  both the candle cups and one of the bases. I needed to make replacement candle cups and reattach the base.

 

Replacement Pieces

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in broken glassware, Broken Stem, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

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.

 

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

 

 

Crystal wine glass after repair

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.

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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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Waterford Crystal repair broken glass stem

Monday, February 14th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Stem, Stemware repair, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal repair broken glass stem

A common place for  wine glasses to break is were the stem connects to the foot.  I have repair thousands of glasses with  this type of damage.  The repaired glass is stronger than a new glass.

Waterford Glass with broken stem

Waterford Glass with broken stem

Waterford Crystal glass new foot

Waterford Crystal glass new foot

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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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Crystal Repair broken glass hammer

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Stem, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken glass hammer

They are for display only , but the grand kids didn’t know that.  Turn your back for a minute and you will have to send me your gable for repair.   Your honor my be a good judge but his baby sitting skill are off.

Crystal Gable Repair

Crystal Gable Repair

Glass Hammer

Glass Hammer

Looking for some glass nails .    The grand kids will love it.   More work for me.

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Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Broken Stem, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glass Globe, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Waterford Lamp

Off the table on to the floor the lamp went with a crash. ” Don’t worry I know a place that does crystal repair. Who  Bruening Glass Works can repair crystal.” Mom was still crying about her lamp but when she called I told her I can repair it.

Broken Waterford Crystal Lamp

Broken Waterford Crystal Lamp

I cut off the broken base and went looking for a new base in my parts department. The shade for a hurrican lamp was the right size and shape. 

Crystal Repair  Waterford Lamp

Repaired Lamp with new base

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