Archive for the ‘Chipped Glass Repair’ Category
The lead glass crucifix had a large chip in the base. A cross like his is on the grave of Rene LaLique the founder of LaLique Crystal .
The Waterford Crystal candle stick was sent to a shop for repair. They ground all for corners to match and did not polish them. The customer was very upset and sent the piece to me to be redone . I ground the corners back to a point per original design and polished them.
The other glass repair place sent this back as a finished job.
This was used in there wedding in Ireland.
The large Baccarat Crystal vase had a large chip in the base. I could reshape the base but you would see the repair so I removed the base and made a new one.
I used a diamond saw to cut off the chipped base of the Baccarat Crystal vase.
The base was polished before the new foot was attached.
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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The antique glass fish was made by Steuben . Some time ago the fin was broken off and lost. I made a new fin and attached it.
The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.
I made the replacement crystal fin.
I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.
Marbles are toys but they do scratch.
Chips in water ,wine and rock glasses can be repaired . Chipped crystal stemware like this Hawkes Crystal water glass was made during the Brilliant Cut Glass Era . Hawkes Cut Glass was made in Corning NY. just across the river from Steuben Crystal. Some of my machines and cutting stones came from the old Hawkes factory.
Made in northern France this Verlys glass vase has a small chip on the base . Sent to me for repair from Fla. the Miami area.
Grand mothers pressed glass pitcher had a large chip in the spout. A nice light pink color glass but not a very valuable.
A common problem with punch bowl is the ladle hits the inside rim and chips it. I was sent two of the same pattern Waterford Crystal Punch bowls one can from Chicago and the other came from New York. They both had chips on the rim. I polish out the chips and put a little larger bevel on the inside rim this will help prevent new chipping.
I have repaired many punch bowls made by many different manufactures . Waterford bowls have nice thick glass on the top and can be repaired .
Crystal punch bowl do not like hot water I have had to repair many bowl because of washing with hot water. If the bowl has cold punch in it you should pout it out and let the bowl warn up to room temp before washing. Use warn water not hot. Hot water can crack the glass.
After smoothing out the chip I polish the area with pumic. The final polish is with cerium oxide.
All Ready for the punch and a new plastic ladle.