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crystal repair broken decanter and stopper restoration

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

A very old and beautiful decanter had a crack in it , was stained and part of the stopper was missing.  The antique decanter with a silver collar  had a locking stopper.  That was a first for me . I have never seen a decanter like this.

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cracked

The crack was running down from the neck so very carefully I turned the crack and made it run back up to the top. After removing the silver collar the broken piece was removed and the stains ( sick glass)  were polish out .

 

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Reinstall silver collar note key in lock.

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Repair stopped by making new plug and grind and polish to fit decanter neck.

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crystal repair broken stopper chipped glass

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

The stopper was in bad shape .  It was broken in three places and  there were some pieces missing.  I needed to add a pieces of glass to get the right height. The decanter is a beautiful cobalt blue cut to clear .  The plug of the stopper was broken off. That is the part that is ground to fit the neck of the decanter.

Crystal stopper repair

Broken stopper with missing pieces

stopper repair

Added cut glass piece to the middle and a new plug.

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Ground and fit the new plug to fit the neck of the decanter.

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CRYSTAL DECANTER REPAIR CHIPPED AND BROKEN NECK

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

The antique decanter had a large chip and a crack running down and across the neck.  Over the years the large chip that can off was lost.  The crystal decanter was also cloudy on the  inside from decades of use. The stopper was missing also.  The fist challenge was to stop the crack from traveling any farther.

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crystal decanter repair

 

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Old broken neck and the new one .

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Cloudy glass

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Copper wheel engraving

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Repaired decanter with new neck

 

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Making new stopper

 

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Cut ten facets in new stopper to match decanter

 

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Crystal Repair broken glass decanter neck and stopper

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | 1 Comment »

The crystal decanter had a broken neck and the stopper was also broken .  I will need to make a new neck and plug for the bottom of the glass stopper.  First I will need to cut off the broken part of the neck.

crystal decanter with broken neck

 

Broken crystal stopper

 

New neck for crystal decanter

 

Cut and polished neck

 

Crystal stopper with broken plug

Make new bottom for broken stopper

 

Make new bottom for broken stopper

 

 

Polish inside crystal neck

 

Repaired crystal stopper

 

Crystal Decanter with repaired neck

 

All ready to fill.

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair Broken Crystal Stopper

Sunday, January 1st, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

The cut glass stopper was stuck in the decanter when it fell over and broke.  The break was in the center of the stopper were it necks down .

 

Broken Crystal Stopper

 

I decided to make a new center section and plug .  I used a glass rod to make the new part.

 

 

The new plug was ground to fit the antique glass decanter.

 

fire polish plug

 

The glass rod was make of borosilicate glass ( pyrex )  so I was able to fire polish the new stopper.

 

 

Old Stoper Top and the New Stopper Bottom

 

The antique crystal decanter is made from lead glass so I had to hand polish the neck were the new plug fits

 

 

 

The stopper is finish and the decanter that has been in the family for many years can be passes on .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair broken stopper

Monday, November 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | 1 Comment »

The antique decanter had a  stopper broken off  in the neck .  I drilled the stuck  stopper out of the crystal decanter.   Then I make a new stopper and had to fit it in the neck.

 

Antique Glass Decanter fit new stopper

 

The frosted area is were I ground the new part of the stopper to fit the antique glass decanter.  I used  # 120 grit first to hand lapped  the stopper .  I repeated the lapping process using  # 220 grit  , # 400 grit , and # 600 grit followed by polishing .   The antique glass decanters had polished stoppers.

 

Antique Crystal Decanter with Polished Neck

 

 

 

Bringing the the family heirloom back to its original beauty  is very rewarding.  They need to clean the stopper when there is sweet liquor being stored in the antique glass decanter .  This will prevent the stopper from getting stuck again.

 

 

 

 

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Crystal perfume bottle chipped and broken neck repair and new stopper

Monday, November 7th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

The chip was to large to be ground and polished. I needed to make a replacement  glass neck.  The small crystal  bottle also needed a new stopper.

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I cut off the broken neck and polished the top of the bottle.

 

 

 

Made the new neck

 

 

 

 

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crystal repair perfume bottle silver liner

Monday, October 31st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

She broke the crystal perfume  bottle but saved the sterling silver overlay and stopper.  I made a new bottle and fit the old stopper to it.

sterling silver over lay and stopper

 

replacement glass perfume bottle

I made a mold to blow the glass into so the new bottle would fit the old sterling silver liner.  I made the hole in the new bottle small so I could grind the old stopper to fit.

 

Replacement glass perfume bottle and stopper with new dauber

 

 

Replacement crystal bottle and silver liner

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Antique glass perfume bottle repair

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

The antique perfume bottle has been in the family for many years it holds a lot of sentimental value .  The bottle has been broken for over fifteen years . The local glass companies and antique dealers in  Miami Fla. said it was not repairable .  Her husband persisted and told her she would find someone to repair it keep looking.

Antique Glass Perfume Bottle Repair

Antique Glass Perfume Bottle with broken neck

The antique amber perfume bottle was sent to me with a broken neck and broken dauber.  First step in the restoration process is to remove the broken neck on the antique glass bottle. Great care is taken to remove what was left of the neck with out damaging the bottle.

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repair antique glass bottle new neck

antique glass bottle new neck

 

After connecting the new neck to the old bottle the stopper is ground to fit.

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fit the stopper

Replacement dauber for antique glass bottle.

Stopper  and dauber repair

Stopper and dauber repair

 

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Perfume Bottle make new stopper

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

A perfume bottle  was sent  in need of a new stopper. They had lost the stopper.

Making new stopper

Making new stopper

New stopper

New stopper

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