Changing the light bulb was traumatic for the antique glass shade. It fell and the majority of the panels were broken.
Most of the top pieces were broken and some of the bottom pieces. The top pieces were the most difficult to fit.
During a major home restoration, the antique chandelier hanging in the foyer was damaged . Two of the cut glass globes were broken. The first step is to make the glass blanks . Then comes the cutting of the design . The hard part is matching the profile of each cutting stone .
Replacement crystal globe/ shade before cutting design.
Rough cut design in glass using antique glass lath with smoothing stone.
Cutting the scallop top
Replacement cut glass globe on the left and the original antique cut glass globe on the right.
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.
The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.
The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.
The broken globe was sent from Arizona . The contractor broke three globes on the job site while restoring and old court house. I knew I could make the new globes but matching the design on the globe was going to be the challenge.
The Pairpoint Shade was broken in many pieces.
The antique glass globe was broken and many of the pieces were missing. I make a new top for antique glass globe .
I made the flag shade of the old shade.
I frosted the glass to match.
I cut and polished the design in the new top.
I installed the new top on the antique glass globe.
The antique glass oil lamp was broken and in need of repair. When the antique glass lamp fell over the glass nob on the bottom broke off. . There was a hole now were it use to connect to the metal base.
Cut off the broken part and grind flat.
The antique light fixture was missing a couple panels. We used an antique seedy glass to make the replacement panels.
Two slip shades were broken during a remodeling project . One shade was broken into about ten pieces and one was broken into hundreds of pieces . I repaired one shade and reproduced one shade . Using a good shade as a form I cast a mold to make a new glass deco shade.
High temperature plaster and silica mold for make new glass shade.
The” gone with the wind oil lamp” has been in the family for many years . Some one broke it and lost some of the pieces. This make the restoration of the glass globe very difficult. First we reassembled the the pieces we had leaving a large hole that needed to be filled. Casting a mold off of the antique globe we were able to make a new curved white opal glass to fill the hole.
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