Archive for the ‘Crystal Repair Pictures’ Category
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.
They must have bounced the marbles on the side walk. The chips were massive.
There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.
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.
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.
The solid Orrefors Crystal obelisk had several large chips on the corners . The geometric shape requires grinding the entire side to retain the shape .
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.
I removed the broken crystal piece from the green base. Then I make a replacement crystal vase to replace the broken one.
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 .
New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.
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 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.
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.
I cut off the damaged foot and prepared new foot.
Bond the new foot to old crystal jar.