Archive for the ‘Antique Crystal repair’ Category
Monograms , Dates and Names can be removed from glass. This Steuben Crystal vase was sent to have a large engraving removed.
The Lalique Crystal cat had a small chip on its ear. Lalique has a frosted acid etched finish . The chip really show because it is clear glass.
The Waterford Crystal bowl had a large chip on the foot. I had a matching foot so I cut off the chipped one and replaced it with a good foot.
There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.
The glass liner for the Sterling silver bowl was broken . I repaired the broken broken glass liner so I could cast a mold off of it to make the replacement . I used a high temperature cast able ceramic to make a perfect mold of the original
It needs a little sugar and it is ready for tea set.
The crystal birds were dropped and broke. I need to cut off the broken pieces. Then layout the pieces and make a drawing of the pieces needed. I made the replacement pieces of glass . The hard part of this restoration is the fitting of the new pieces.
This was a very difficult restoration because grinding and fitting the new pieces . This is the seventh and final attempt. I was told it was made by
The antique crystal decanter had a chipped and broken neck. The chip was very large and the pieces have been missing for years. The glass bottle was part of a set that has been in the family for many years.
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.
The crystal sculpture was broken and the head and the arm are missing. It was purchased in Italy while traveling. I made a new glass head and arm but I have to attach them to the body.
When dinner is over “blow out the candles “. Time and time again people finish a candle lit dinner and retire to some place more comfortable forget to put out the candles. Then the candles burn down and when the flame gets close to the glass candle cup it cracks. This were I come in.
Cut off broken part and polish .
Create the new candle cup crystal replacement piece
Attach the new crystal candle cup.