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Antique Bottle Repair

crystal repair broken decanter and stopper restoration

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair broken decanter and stopper restoration

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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Antique glass repair pressed cake plate

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique glass repair pressed cake plate

Grandmas antique glass cake plate was broken during washing.  Hot water was the problem it happens over and over again.  I seen it many times.  The good part about heat cracks is they are very clean breaks. The pieces fit back together and there are no small chips.  This  antique glass plate looked great after the repair.

 

 

Antique Pressed Glass Cake Plate

 

Pressed glass cake plate repaired

 

 

Repair pressed glass cake plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Cruet

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Cruet

 

 

The antique cut glass cruet was missing a stopper. It’s one of four cruets that fit in a sterling ring. With out the stopper the value would be greatly diminished.  I made  new crystal stopper.

crystal repair make need

crystal repair make need

Crystal repair can restore the value .   With out this repair the sterling silver antique cut glass cruet set is worhtless. 

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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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LaLique Crystal Perfume Bottle Repair

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Etched Glass, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on LaLique Crystal Perfume Bottle Repair

This is the first time I have worked on a LaLique Crystal Bottle like this. Over thirty years of repair I have worked on a lot of LaLique Crystal. There were chips around the stopper holes so I polished then out then etched then to match .

Lalique Crystal perfume bottle repair

Lalique Crystal perfume bottle repair

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crystal repair decanter broken neck

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Uncategorized | Comments Off on crystal repair decanter broken neck

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.

crystal decanter broken neck

crystal decanter broken neck

 

antique bottle repair

broken glass glued

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Antique Glass Decanter Repair

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Glass Decanter Repair

This antique glass decanter  from the 1880 was in bad shape. It had a broken neck and missing pieces from the lip.  The customer was skeptical that I could repair an antique cut glass decanter in such bad shape. I can waite  to forward this post to him with the before and after pictures of his decanter.  This is a very old and very  good cut glass decanter and it would be a shame not to repair it. I cut off the broken part of the neck and then made a new neck and lip. I attach the new neck and fit the stopper.  If you didn’t know it was repaired you would pour a drink and just enjoy.

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

Antique cut glass decanter with broken neck

antique crystal decanter with cracked neck

antique crystal decanter with cracked neck

cut glass decanter with new neck

cut glass decanter with new neck

crystal decanter after repair

crystal decanter after repair

Fit the stopper in the antique decanter

Fit the stopper in the antique decanter

Many people don’t know this type of repair is possible please email this to your friends and family. Over and over I here I didn’t know you can repair glass I put it in the trash.

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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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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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