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Archive for the ‘Etched Glass’ Category

Archive for the ‘Etched Glass’ Category

Victorian Antique Cut Glass Window for century home

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, Etched Glass | Comments Off on Victorian Antique Cut Glass Window for century home

The windows have been broken for years .  You can’t go to the corner hardware store to get replacement glass for your century home. Old glass is not sand blasted.  It was frosted by hand  using an abrasive and rubbing it on the glass

cut glass design

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cut glass design  on vintage glass

cut glass design on vintage glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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cut glass window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Victorian home was being restored and two of the window by the front door were broken .   I used  old  glass that has a wavy surface , some pits and small bubbles.   The glass lath  I used to cut the design is older than the windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

Friday, May 30th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, bubble convex glass, Etched Glass, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

The replacement globe was very large and had a cut glass design.  We used the old broken glass globe to make a mold used in bending the glass replacement.

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The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.

 

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The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.

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replacement cut glass globe

 

 

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crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Uncategorized | Comments Off on crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim.  It will have to be reshaped .

 

chipped and cracked glass pitcher

chipped and cracked glass pitcher

 

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Crystal Repair remove engraving from Steuben Crystal vase

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair remove engraving from Steuben Crystal vase

Monograms , Dates and Names can be removed from glass.   This Steuben Crystal vase was sent to  have a large engraving  removed.

 

Steuben Vase with engraving

Steuben Vase with engraving

 

Polish off engraving

Polish off engraving

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair broken lamp part replacement

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Etched Glass | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken lamp part replacement

This piece was sent to me and it is from a small table lamp.  I am going to make a replacement part rather than repair it.

broken glass tube from small lamp

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Cutting design in new glass lamp part

 

 

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Antique glass tray repair engraved mirror

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Etched Glass | Comments Off on Antique glass tray repair engraved mirror

The antique glass tray was broken and repairing the pieces was not an option.  I used the old glass for a pattern .   Then using a variety stones , grinding wheels and diamond wheels I recreated a new engraved glass tray.

 

Engraved Glass Tray

 

The replacement etched glass tray may not be a perfect match but it is close enough to hold the memories.

 

 

 

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Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Etched Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

A beautiful red glass ” FABERGE EGG” with a broken base was sent to me for repair.  This piece was made in Russia St. Petersburg as stated on the label. The copper wheel engraving of the double eagle is the main design with a very delicate boarder on the base .

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg

Pieces had broken off the base and were lost.

Faberge Egg broken base

Faberge Egg broken base

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

glass repair new base

glass repair new base

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Label

Faberge Label

I use a matching red glass to fabricate a new base .  The engraved boarder matched the design of the Faberge Egg.  Glass restoration like this is fun. A little creative thinking and for thought the glass egg will go back on display.

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LaLique Crystal Perfume Bottle Repair

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Etched Glass, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on LaLique Crystal Perfume Bottle Repair

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 .

Lalique Crystal perfume bottle repair

Lalique Crystal perfume bottle repair

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Etched Crystal

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in Etched Glass, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Etched Crystal

Etched Design on Waterford Puck

Etched Design on Waterford Puck

When the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup, we etched these Waterford Crystal Hockey Pucks . We did them for many years. They were numbered . 

 

We also etched Waterford Crystal Footballs for the Notre Dame Book Store.

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