The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim. It will have to be reshaped .
Mishandled for years the paper weight had lost its luster. The scratches were deep and many. I knew I could bring it back to its original beauty .
Smooth out the chips with 220 grit sand paper and then 400 grit.
Finish polishing with pumice and cerium oxide.
The antique cut glass basket had a broken bottom. I cut off the broken part and made a new bottom of the antique cut glass plate.
- Broken Crystal Basket
Red on clear glass decanter came in with a broken neck.
The break was along one of the cuts
The beveled mirror was broken out of the antique sterling silver hand mirror. Antique vanity sets like this one were very common. Now that ther are very few people silver mirrors I had to blind bevel mirror this repalcement mirror. With the oval shape and the scalopes it makes it one of the more difficult hand mirros to repair.
The crystal decanter had a broken neck and they were missing pieces. The crystal repair job was going to be more than a glue job. I needed to replace the broken neck .I cut off what was left of the old one and attached the new neck. Its not a perfect match to the old neck but very close.
Good morning Marc,
I’ve finally gotten round to opening the box (major fall season home re-org project is in full swing). Your work is fantastic! I would never have known that there was ever any damage. Once I get the music box mechanism back together I’ll reassemble the decanter and send you some ‘after’ pictures. I plan to show off your work to everyone I know.
I would like your opinion on something. The half-dome well that forms the bottom of the decanter and where the music box mechanism fits was originally mirror-silvered. When I purchased the decanter some time ago the mirroring had long since been replaced with hobby silver paint. I didn’t care for how that looked so I removed the paint intending to resilver it with silver or gold mirroring once it had been repaired. Now that I see it all repaired, and with the music box mechanism all cleaned and polished and gleaming in silver and gold itself, I’m leaning towards leaving the decanter bottom unsilvered allowing the music box mechanism to show through the glass. What do you think?
Done in time for the holidays it will make a great center piece.
This unique blue glass wine bottle had to be saved from the trash. My customer brought it in so I could just cut of the neck. This was not a good solution. I cut off the bottom of the bottle then used the bottom to make a foot for the new vase.