Archive for the ‘LaLique Crystal Repair’ 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.
There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.
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 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.
Chipped wine glasses ,chipped water glasses ,chipped rock glasses, champagne glasses and chipped cordial glasses can be ground and polished to look like new. Crystal glassware is hand made and each glass is a little different size. Stemware from the major manufactures can be very expensive and some times the patterns have been retired so repairing is the only option.
Waterford Crystal , Baccarat Crystal , Lalique Crystal , Steuben Crystal , Orrefors Crystal , Tiffin , Fostoria , Kosta Boda, Cambridge, Stuard, Hawkes Crystal, Daum Crystal, I have repaired them all.
The bowl had a lot of scratches on the bottom and the bird had chips on its beak and tail . I reshaped the head and beak . Then matched the very fine etched finish. The bottom with all the scratches and ware marks was hard to polish with out removing the signature.
This LaLique Crystal piece was sent to me from Florida for restoration. The crystal base had a large chip broken off the corner. The piece that broke off had been lost many years ago so bonding the chip back one was not an option.
By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .
The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.
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This beautiful LaLique crystal ring got broken. The hard part of this repair was the fact they didn’t have any of the missing pieces. So I had to create the glass piece to fit what was left.
Broken and a large chip is missing.
This is the first time I have worked on a LaLique Crystal Bottle like this. Over thirty years of repair I have worked on a lot of LaLique Crystal. There were chips around the stopper holes so I polished then out then etched then to match .
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