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Glass Sculpture Restoration Large Horse missing pieces

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The first step was to remove what was left of the mane.

Broken Mane

Broken Mane

 

Grind and polish area smooth.

Polish

 

 

Create the new glass mane.

New Mane

 

 

Attach the new glass mane to the Italian sculpture.

 

Attach the new glass

 

The sculpture is ready to be displayed.

 

 

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Crystal Repair Steuben Trout with broken glass fin

Monday, January 14th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The Steuben Crystal Trout had a broken fin . The glass fin was broken in two place and was chipped. I used the bottom of a broken Steuben candlestick to form the new fin.

Steuben Crystal Trout with broken fin

 

new fin

 

 

 

New Steuben Fin

 

Steuben Trout

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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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Crystal Repair broken frosted glass figurine

Monday, December 5th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The broken  glass leopard is made from  borosilicate glass  ( pyrex ).   This type of glass  has a very low expansion coefficient so it  can be reheated .   There is a small piece missing were the leg broke.

 

Most pieces of glass can not be fused back together so I use UV cured adhesive .

fusing glass leg

I used a torch and fused the broken glass leg .   I shaped the leg and fill in the area were the chip was missing.   I frosted the area to matched .

Repaired Glass Leopard

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Antique Broken Glass Figurine Repair

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The glass fruit basket has been broken for years.  Several leaves were broken off and lost .   I needed to recreate some new leaves an attach them .  I used green , yellow and white glass to make the new leaves.

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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 | No Comments »

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 eagle broken glass wings repair

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings.  They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break.  I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings. 

 

 

 

 

restoration complete

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Antique Pink Glass Elephant Repair

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, Glueings, zoo | No Comments »

Glass elephant  figurine made out of pink rock glass.  It was broken in many pieces and in need of restoration.

glass elephant broken trunk

 

 

 

Glass elephant after restoration

 

Sent to us from  Atlanta George not a valuable pieces but very important .

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Broken crystal repair

Saturday, January 15th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Figurine, Glueings | No Comments »

crystal restoration

crystal restoration

Broken in many pieces this crystal dragon needed a little tlc.

Depending on the type of glass , lead crystal , soda lime glass, or borasilicate glass will determine the method I use to do the restoration.

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