Not sure of the story but the bunny was broken and repaired many times over the years. It was sent to me for repair with a plea to make it look better. The Steuben Crystal bunny was in bad shape both ears had been broken off and there were many chips and dings.
After shipping it back I received a very nice email .
Email message sent to me
I received the repaired Steuben rabbit today. Great job. Thank you
for first rate craftsmanship and artistic work. This piece has been in our
family since the early 1960s and now it looks beautiful. Thanks again.
I need to make a new fin . I cut the rough shape of a new fit . Steuben crystal is very clear so I used a broken Steuben Plate so the glass would match .
New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.
The Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick is one of the largest candlesticks they made. It is very common for people to forget to put out the candles after dinner. When the candle burns down the heat cracks the candle cup. I have repaired many of these over the years by making a new candle cup.
The antique glass penguin was broken and put away years ago. The glass was discovered and the search was on to find some one to repair it. The one fin was broken off and many of the small pieces were lost. That Steuben Crystal penguin held memories of years go by.
I used a piece of Steuben Crystal to sculpt the replacement wing because of the color . Steuben is forty nine percent lead and very clear. The lead also makes it very soft so I have to use the very best cerium oxide for the final step in the polishing process.
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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The antique glass fish was made by Steuben . Some time ago the fin was broken off and lost. I made a new fin and attached it.
The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.
I made the replacement crystal fin.
I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.
Dad glued it together years ago and it came apart. I have done this repair thousands of time. Remove the old glue is the first step. Then make sure the pieces fit together. The thinner the adhesive the better the bond.
The Steuben crystal beaver had a broken tail. It was sent to me for repair. It wasn’t a very clean break so I ground and polished the chipped glass . I had to reshape the tail also.
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Broken neck and ear no problem .
Some days I work on animals only my shop looks like a Zoo
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