The first step was to remove what was left of the mane.
Grind and polish area smooth.
Create the new glass mane.
Attach the new glass mane to the Italian sculpture.
The sculpture is ready to be displayed.
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.
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 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 .
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 .
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.
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).
Replacement Glass Ears
Acid etch glass to match glass head
a few finishing touches and its as good as new
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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.
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Glass elephant figurine made out of pink rock glass. It was broken in many pieces and in need of restoration.
Sent to us from Atlanta George not a valuable pieces but very important .
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.