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Archive for the ‘Stopper Repair’ Category

Archive for the ‘Stopper Repair’ Category

Crystal Repair Antique Glass Stopper

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Glass Stopper

A pair of Antique crystal cruets with a very delicate cut pattern were sent to me for repair.  The one crystal bottle was missing apart of the stopper. They sent along the top of the antique crystal stopper but the bottom had broken off and was lost. They also sent along one good antique cut glass cruet that need a stopper and one good crystal stopper.

crystal repair  antique glass stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper new bottom

crystal repair antique glass stopper new bottomcrystal repair antique glass stopper and new bottom glass

Crystal repair like this requires some glass blowing to make the new parts.
 

crystal repair antique glass stopper  replacement  stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper replacement stopper

crystal repair replacement stopper

crystal repair replacement stopper

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antique glass repair

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on antique glass repair

antique glass repair chip bottle

antique glass repair chip bottle

The art deco perfume bottle had very large chips on the sides and front. The antique glass repair restored the look and the value. The antique  glass is very thick and because of that I was able to grind  and polish with out making a hole or changing the look.

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crystal repair steuben bottle stopper

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, chipped glassware, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair steuben bottle stopper

Its a small little chip on the bottom of the stopper. Steuben makes the finest crystal in the world but they made colored glass many years ago. This is one of the old ” colored glass”  Steuben pieces. They are very valuable so a small chip is well worth repairing. The repair is simple just grind the stopper down . The important part is to match the same grit size so the frosting on the glass is the right . I have been a crystal repair man for thirty years and I love glass. I get crystal sent to me from around the world and I very lucky to be able to repair so many nice pieces of glass. 

Repair crystal stopper for steuben bottle

Repair crystal stopper for steuben bottle

Shown above is the stopper before repair.

Repaired crystal spopper

Repaired crystal spopper

The old Steuben glass is very valuable and very beautiful. Its one  of my favorite glasses to work on.

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Antique Crystal perfume bottle repair

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Stopper Repair | 1 Comment »

This glass perfume bottle had an old style repair . They put a silver neck on top of the broken bottle and glued the stopper in.  I removed the old repair and uncovered the broken and missing neck. The stopper was also broken. I made a new neck attached it to the perfume bottle .  Then I ground and fit the old stopper to the new neck. It ready for some over powering  rose sented perfume.

Broken  Glass Perfume Bottle missing neck

Broken Glass Perfume Bottle missing neck

Repaired perfume bottle with new neck

Repaired perfume bottle with new neck

Repaired perfume with old stopped fitted to new neck

Repaired perfume with old stopped fitted to new neck

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antique glass cruet repair

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Stopper Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on antique glass cruet repair

One from a set of the crystal cruets got damaged . It had a broken neck and missing stopper. The repair process required making a new neck. I cut off the broken neck and made a new piece. The small decanter /cruet/ bottle was broken and the pieces were gone for years. When repairing antique glass it requires a little imagination. The best way to repair antique  crystal is to just get started and made something you will learn from your mistakes . I made a  lot of garbage over the years.  

 

old cruet new top

old cruet new top

Saved from the scrap pile. Antique glass sets are very valuable and with the silver tray very rare. To  restore this set I did a little glass blowing, a little stone engraving ( wheel work) , a little hand lapping to fit the stopper,and a little gluing.

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antique glass bottle repair

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on antique glass bottle repair

The antique glass bottle had a broken stopper and the pieces were missing. I have some old black glass call vitolite and I used it to make a new stopper top.

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

 I cut off the top of  the broken glass stopper. I used a 1 1/2″ diamond  core drill and a hole in the black glass .  Inside the dill was a 1 3/8 core I used to make the new top for the stopper.

new top on stopper

new top on stopper

 

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

I think the bottles belongs to a witch and she has one that says eye of nuet also.

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crystal repair antique cut glass decanter

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair antique cut glass decanter

An antique crystal decanter with a broken neck came infor repair. I found a decanter with the simular shaped neck and removed it. I used the old stopper and ground and polished it to fit the new neck. The new neck is not a perfect match but darn close. This antique cut glass decanter is ready to go back to work  fill with Scotch and enjoy.  Tell a friend this type of repair is possible. I need people to see crystal repair is an option. Antique glass can be repaired don’t through it away. 

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

Most people on seeing this broken antique cut glass decanter would say to get rid of it . This client “googled” antique glass repair and found me. I do not repair china  crystal repair is the focus of my business . I been working my craft for thrity years. I am still learning to do one thing and do it well.

Cut glass decanter after repair

Cut glass decanter after repair

I would estimate this piece was made between 1910 and 1940 . It is hand cut lead crystal and I did not find a signature on it.

Repaired decanter with new neck

Repaired decanter with new neck

Sent to me” thinking “I would cut off the top and make a vase. Crystal Repair takes a bit of creative design and a lot of craftmanship. I like when cusomer totally surprised at the level of our crystal repair or glass restoration. I t dosen’t matter if its priceless or sentimental piece  crystal repair  is number one.  Take a minute and see my creative glass designs at www.marckonys.com

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Crystal repair “send from Chicago”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair “send from Chicago”

Bottle with new stopper

Bottle with new stopper

The broken stopper wasn’t worth fixing . I made a new stopper using the old broken stopper for a pattern. Complete with the ballon the end.

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Crystal Repair broken stoppers

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken stoppers

 Antique crystal perfume bottles have a common problem the daubers break off.  I make the new daubers to the size of the bottle. Crystal repair like this is rewarding  but you do go home smelling like roses.

Crystal repair  stoppers

Crystal repair stoppers

In the last thirty years I repaired hundreds of  stoppers. Many simple repairs like these and many very complex were I had to create a new stopper .  Crystal repair never gets old .

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Antique Glass Repair- broken stopper

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair- broken stopper

An antique glass decanter with a broken stopper was brought in for repair. The stopper broke off many years ago and was lost. The owners still had the silver top to the stopper, but a new glass bottom had to be made. I started with a glass rod a little larger than the neck of the decanter. I ground the end of the glass rod to fit the neck of the decanter. I made a stem on top of the stopper through heat and manipulation. This was fitted in to the silver top. The other chips on the bottle were left alone because they all had a story to go with them.

antique crystal decanter missing stopper

antique crystal decanter missing stopper

Starting with a solid glass rod I shape the end .

glass rod use for glass stopper

glass rod use for glass stopper

Heat and pull to create a stem to fit in to the silver top.
heat and pull ( stopper neck)

heat and pull ( stopper neck)

Keep it hot and on center

Keep it hot and on center

Decanter with new stopper (fill with rum )

Decanter with new stopper (fill with rum )

This old decanter will be the life of the party filled with rum. I like the dark rums the best.

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