The glass fish was broken years ago and they didn’t save all the pieces. There was a large part of the tail missing. I was able to shorten the tail and make the bottom fin a little smaller so it looks proportional. I tried to cast a new part of the tail but matching the color was not an option.
Repairing broken crystal and antique glass takes a little imagination.
The tail is about 3/8 of an inch shorter now . I
This is one of a pair. The client was very happy with the restoration and her husband was even happier . He’s the one that broke it.
The Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick is one of the largest candlesticks they made. It is very common for people to forget to put out the candles after dinner. When the candle burns down the heat cracks the candle cup. I have repaired many of these over the years by making a new candle cup.
It’s not an expensive piece but she needed it back together . The antique opalescent pressed glass bowl was broken into many pieces.
The breaks were very clean there were no little chips . This made it a very good repair .
The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration. It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture. Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.
The glass fruit basket has been broken for years. Several leaves were broken off and lost . I needed to recreate some new leaves an attach them . I used green , yellow and white glass to make the new leaves.
The crystal bowl was broken in many pieces . His wife said just through it a way. I can repair the antique cut glass bowl so they can use it.
This bowl is ready for the party . Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.
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The ear was broken off and lost from a very expensive DAUM Nancy glass figurine. I had to sculpt part of a new ear to fit on the dark amber Daum Glass horse . Matching the very dark amber color was my first challenge . I made a dozen or more glass ears be for finding one I liked . Daum glass started with the notary Jean Daum Daum started making glass for watches and mirrors. (1825-1885).
Replacement Glass Ears
Acid etch glass to match glass head
a few finishing touches and its as good as new
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This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades . There it sat with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired . The local antique dealers and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired . What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.
Cut glass bowl with a missing foot. The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .
First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.
By casting a mold of one of the good glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .
We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass bowl
The local “experts “ got it wrong . It can be restored . The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.
Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds . Antique cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .
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The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings. They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break. I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings.
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The painter broke the globe. The cut glass globe goes to a antique ceiling fixture. It came in as a basket case. I taped it together to see if we had all the pieces.
The adhesive is stronger than glass . After repairing the globe I frosted the glass to remove all of the glue and hide the repair.