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Archive for the ‘Chipped Glass Repair’ Category

Archive for the ‘Chipped Glass Repair’ Category

crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Uncategorized | Comments Off on crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim.  It will have to be reshaped .

 

chipped and cracked glass pitcher

chipped and cracked glass pitcher

 

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antique crystal candelabra repair chipped glass missing piece

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair | Comments Off on antique crystal candelabra repair chipped glass missing piece

The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.

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Cue out the chipped part.

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Fit in new piece off glass.

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Shape glass

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Cut in design and polish

 

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Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.

 

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Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

Friday, January 25th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

There was a very large chip in the Waterford Crystal compote.

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By grinding the top of the compote down I was able to remove the chip.

 

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

 

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Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

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.

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Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

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.

Waterford bowl chipped foot

Waterford bowl chipped foot

 

Repaired Crystal Bowl

Repaired Crystal Bowl

 

 

 

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Chipped Crystal Repair Antique Glass Marbles Restoration

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Chipped Crystal Repair Antique Glass Marbles Restoration

They must have bounced the marbles on the side walk.    The chips were massive.

 

Chipped Marbles

 

Large Marble

 

Medium Size Marble with many chips

 

Small Marble with deep chip

 

Marbles after repair and restoration

 

Small marble repair with sulphide

 

Marble restoration

 

Marble with sulphide polished

 

 

 

 

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Chipped Crystal Repair Orrefors Obelisk

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 Posted in Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Chipped Crystal Repair Orrefors Obelisk

The solid Orrefors Crystal obelisk had several large chips on the corners .  The geometric shape requires grinding the entire side to retain the shape .

 

 

Orrefors Crystal Obelisk with chips

 

 

Rough Grind

 

 

Polished Crystal Obelisk

 

Orrefors Crystal Obelisk

 

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Crystal repair chipped and broken glass fish

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair chipped and broken glass fish

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.

 

A lot of pieces but not all of them

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.

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CRYSTAL REPAIR WATERFORD BOWL CHIPPED GLASS FOOT

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR WATERFORD BOWL CHIPPED GLASS FOOT

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.

Waterford Bowl chipped base

Rough grind the bottom flat and polish.

 

Waterford Bowl with damaged foot removed

 

Polished the bottom

 

 

new foot

 

 

Waterford Crystal Bowl new base

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair Chipped Daum Turtle

Friday, November 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Chipped Daum Turtle

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.

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