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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 | No Comments »

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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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 | No Comments »

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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CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED ANTIQUE GLASS DECANTER

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | No Comments »

There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.

Lalique Decanter broken neck

 

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Crystal repair flame polish

 

 

 

 

new neck

 

LaLique Crystal Decanter Restoration

 

Crystal Repair LaLique Crystal

 

Crystal Restoration Decanter

 

 

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Crystal repair broken glass sculpture restoration

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Crystal Repair Pictures, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The crystal sculpture was broken and the head and the arm are missing. It was purchased in Italy while traveling.  I made a new glass head and arm but I have to attach them  to the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal repair Lalique broken and chipped glass

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, LaLique Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The  broken Lalique Crystal  statue was a present give to a customer in his eighties. He received it  when he was a young man.  It holds  great sentimental value and he wanted to repair it rather than replace it.  Some one tried to repair it. It was covered in glue and a number of large pieces were missing. I will need to recreate the missing piece.  

 

I use a foot from a broken Lalique compote to make the block .

 

Shaping the block to  form legs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final step is to etch the glass to match.  If you look close there is a small line were it was  glued.

 

 

 

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Chipped Crystal Repair Orrefors Obelisk

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 Posted in Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

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 broken glass Daum Nancy vase

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | No Comments »

This Daum Nancy vase is very expensive and holds a lot of sentimental value.  When it got broken they almost threw it out.  This vase is shipped in a very nice box that has foam rubber cut to fit the vase.  The form rubber was useful in the repair  . It gave me a pattern to make the new glass replacement part.   The shape and size of the crystal top mirrors the foam.

Broken Crystal Vase

 

I removed the  broken crystal piece  from the green base. Then I make a replacement crystal vase to replace the broken one.

 

Daum Crystal vase after restoration

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

I need to make a new fin . I cut the rough shape of a new fit .  Steuben crystal is very clear so I used a broken Steuben Plate  so the glass would match .

 

Broken Steuben Trout

New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.

 

Steuben Crystal

 

 

Steuben Fish with new fin

 

 

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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 | No Comments »

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 Antique Glass with chipped foot

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The antique  Lalique  Crystal cigarette  jar was broken years ago.  The foot had a very large chip out of it.  The chip was to large to be ground out so replacement  was the only option. Over the years I have saved many pieces of glass. My basement is like a junk yard of glass.   I found a Lalique Crystal foot in my glass junk yard.

 

Chipped Lalique Crystal Foot

The chipped glass jar was gram’s and sat on the coffee table for many years .  The antique glass jar held cigarettes back in the day when every one smoked.

 

Lalique jar and new crystal foot

I cut off the damaged foot and prepared new foot.

 

Signed Lalique foot for repair

Bond the new foot to old crystal jar.

 

Lalique Crystal Lion Head Cigarette Jar Restoration

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