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Archive for the ‘Steuben Crystal Repair’ Category

Archive for the ‘Steuben Crystal Repair’ Category

Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration.  I made a new foot .

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

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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 Steuben Trout with broken glass fin

Monday, January 14th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Steuben Trout with broken glass fin

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 chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

Friday, December 14th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

The crystal pineapple fell over and the top stem broke off.  It needed more than just a gluing if I used an adhesive to repair it you would see the restoration. I needed to make a new center stem to make a seamless  restoration.

Broken and chipped Steuben Crystal

 

 

new stem old leaves

 

 

 

Steuben Restoration

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Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal Bunny

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal Bunny

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.

 

Steuben Crystal Bunny 

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Steuben Crystal Repair

 

Chip crystal bunny

 

Polish off glue and chips

 

Grind and polish damaged area

 

Finished

 

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.
Peter

 

 

 

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crystal repair Antique Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick Restoration

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair Antique Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick Restoration

If you let the candle burn down to the glass it will break.  The flame got to close to the glass and broke the top.  I have made many new tops for crystal candlesticks.  The teardrop candlestick by Steuben is my favorite.

Steuben Crystal Candlestick with broken top

First step to cut off broken top.

Cut off broken top

I have repair many crystal candlesticks with this same problem.

Replacement Part

I made the replacement top.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick

Replace broken top with new top.

 

Candlestick restoration

 

 

Time to plan candle lit dinner.

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CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

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 .

 

Broken Steuben Trout

New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.

 

Steuben Crystal

 

 

Steuben Fish with new fin

 

 

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Chipped crystal glassware repair wine glass water glass

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Broken Stem, chipped glassware, Chipped Stemware, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Chipped crystal glassware repair wine glass water glass

Chipped wine glasses ,chipped water glasses ,chipped rock glasses, champagne  glasses and chipped cordial glasses can be ground and polished to look like new.  Crystal glassware is hand made and each glass is a little different size.  Stemware from the major manufactures can be very expensive and some times the patterns have been retired so repairing is the only option.

 

crystal stemware repair

 

Waterford Crystal , Baccarat Crystal  , Lalique Crystal  , Steuben Crystal , Orrefors  Crystal , Tiffin , Fostoria , Kosta Boda, Cambridge, Stuard, Hawkes Crystal, Daum Crystal, I have repaired them all.

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Antique Steuben Glass Candlestick Repair Broken Crystal Top

Monday, December 12th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Antique Steuben Glass Candlestick Repair Broken Crystal Top

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.

Broken Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair

 

 

Glass Replacement Part

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair Seuben Crystal Penguin

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Seuben Crystal Penguin

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.

 

Steuben Crystal Penguin Repair

 

A piece of Steubn Crystal from a broken ashtray

 

 

new wing

 

Remove broken wing

 

Sizing Up New Wing

 

New Wing

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.

 

 

 

 

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