Archive for the ‘Chipped Glass Repair’ Category
The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim. It will have to be reshaped .
The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.
Cue out the chipped part.
Fit in new piece off glass.
Cut in design and polish
Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.
There was a very large chip in the Waterford Crystal compote.
By grinding the top of the compote down I was able to remove the chip.
The Lalique Crystal cat had a small chip on its ear. Lalique has a frosted acid etched finish . The chip really show because it is clear glass.
The Waterford Crystal bowl had a large chip on the foot. I had a matching foot so I cut off the chipped one and replaced it with a good foot.
They must have bounced the marbles on the side walk. The chips were massive.
The solid Orrefors Crystal obelisk had several large chips on the corners . The geometric shape requires grinding the entire side to retain the shape .
The glass fish was broken years ago and they didn’t save all the pieces. There was a large part of the tail missing. I was able to shorten the tail and make the bottom fin a little smaller so it looks proportional. I tried to cast a new part of the tail but matching the color was not an option.
Repairing broken crystal and antique glass takes a little imagination.
The tail is about 3/8 of an inch shorter now . I
This is one of a pair. The client was very happy with the restoration and her husband was even happier . He’s the one that broke it.
The Waterford Bowl had a large chip on the base. The chip was to large to grind and polish out. I found a broken candle stick that had the same shape base. I removed the base from the damaged candlestick to use on the bowl.
Rough grind the bottom flat and polish.
The rare Daum Glass turtle had a chip on the shell. Grinding and polishing the chip is not an option. The difficulty is matching the density when filling the chip. Antique Daum cast glass has a lot of detail and color . The translucent glass is very beautiful.