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Archive for the ‘Chipped Glass Repair’ Category

Archive for the ‘Chipped Glass Repair’ Category

Chipped Crystal Repair LaLique Glass Cross

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair | Comments Off on Chipped Crystal Repair LaLique Glass Cross

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 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Waterford Crystal Repair chipped candlestick

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal Repair chipped candlestick

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.

Waterford Crystal Candelstick Repair

 

The other glass repair place sent this back as a finished job.

 

As good as new

 

repaired all four corners

 

This was used in there wedding in Ireland.

 

 

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Baccarat Crystal Repair Chipped Vase

Friday, September 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Baccarat Crystal Repair Chipped Vase

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.

 

Large chip on base

Large chip on base

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, zoo | Comments Off on Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

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).

 

Daum glass horse with broken ear

 

Replacement Glass Ears

 

 

 

 

New Ear

 

 

attached new ear

 

 

Shape new ear

 

 

Daum glass horse first stage of polish

 

 

 

Acid etch glass to match glass head

 

a few finishing touches and its as good as new

Daum horse new ear

Daum Crystal Horse

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Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

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.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Fish Repair

The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.

 

Steuben Crystal Restoration

I made the replacement crystal fin.

 

 

Antique Glass Fish Steuben Crystal

 

I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.

 

 

Steuben Glass Fish Restoration

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antique chipped glass repair marbles restoration

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | 1 Comment »

They were played with for years and they looked it.  A local customer had three marbles he had gotten from his grand mother years ago. She past away and he wanted to polish the up and save them for his kids.
small marbel before polish

small marbles before polish

marble 1 bf

marble 2 bf

antique glass marbels before polish

antique glass marbles before polish

antique glass marbels

antique glass marbles

antique glass marbel repaired

antique glass marbles repaired

large antique glass marbel after polish

large antique glass marbles after polish

small glass marbel after restoration

small glass marbles after restoration

Marbles are toys but they do scratch.

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chipped glass repair hawkes crystal

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Chipped Stemware | Comments Off on chipped glass repair hawkes crystal

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.

Hawkes Cut Crystal water glass

Hawkes Cut Crystal water glass

Repaired Rim

Repaired Rim

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Verlys antique glass vase repair / restoration

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair | Comments Off on Verlys antique glass vase repair / restoration

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.

Verlys Art Deco Crystal Vase

Verlys Art Deco Crystal Vase

Verlys signed crystal  vase

Verlys signed crystal vase

chipped bottom

chipped bottom

v vase 2

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Chipped glass repair pressed glass pitcher

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware | Comments Off on Chipped glass repair pressed glass pitcher

Grand mothers  pressed glass pitcher had a large chip in the spout. A nice  light pink color glass but not a very valuable.

pink pitcher1

pink pitcher 2

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Waterford Crystal Repair chipped punch bowl

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal Repair chipped punch bowl

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.

Waterford Punch Bowls

Waterford Punch Bowls

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.

waterford bowl  chipped inside

waterford bowl chipped inside

Waterford Bowl smooth out chip

Waterford Bowl smooth out chip

After smoothing out the chip  I polish the area with pumic.  The final polish is with cerium oxide.

repaired chip

repaired chip

All Ready for the punch and a new plastic ladle.

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