Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
440.333.4768
mak917@aol.com

Broken glassware repair

antique glass repair stem

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Broken Stem | 1 Comment »

Antique ruby wine glass with a broken stem came in for repair.  It was a clean break and a simple restoration. This antique wine glass after repair will go back in the china case untill Thankgiving. The set is complete again.

Antique ruby wine glass for repair

Antique ruby wine glass for repair

 

antique wine glass after repair

antique wine glass after repair

Set the table this antique wine glass has been repaired and is ready to go to work.

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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 | No Comments »

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 Crystal Repair

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Testimonials, Uncategorized | No Comments »

I just received my bowl and it is perfect.  I will recommend you to
all my friends. Thank you again for fixing the bowl for me, as it was gift from my sister.  Thank you Jane Cox–Commerce, Texas
Glass Bowl

Glass Bowl

 New foot and bottom on the bowl see pictures of before and after scroll down . This beautiful crystal bowl was sent to me for repair  from Texas.

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Antique glass repair blue cut glass bowl

Monday, August 3rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | 1 Comment »

Crystal Repair broken bowl

Crystal Repair broken bowl

A blue cut glass bowl was broken and sent in for repair. I have not see many blue on clear bowls.  Red and green are more common  but the peach and blue must not get damaged very offen . I didn’t get the story how it was broken. When they found out I did antique glass repair they were very happy.

  

Cut glass bowl

Cut glass bowl

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Chandelier Repair broken Bobeche

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chandelier Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | No Comments »

bobeche
bobeche
Chandelier Part
Chandelier Part

Antique chandelier with a  broken bobeche needs repair. This very old chandelier part will go back on the old light and you wont be able to see the repaired part.

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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 | No Comments »

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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Cut crystal repair

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware | No Comments »

cut glass bowl

cut glass bowl

cut glass bowl repaired

cut glass bowl repaired

A clean break makes this repair very hard to spot. This cut glass bowl broke without chipping, so the repair was not very involved.

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Crystal Repair broken decanter

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings | No Comments »

This crystal decanter came to me with a cracked neck and a stuck stopper. The neck of this decanter was broken in an unsuccessful attempt to remove the stopper. After I was able to remove the stopper, I had to run the crack so I could remove the piece and reattach it with glue. Running a crack can be tricky. The heat must be applied in a very controlled way so that the crack can be redirected to prevent further damage.

Cracked Neck

Cracked Neck After running the crackBroken Pieces off decanterRepaired decanter

If you look very closely you can still see were it was repaired, but the decanter is now stable and there is no worry that the crack will run through the body of the decanter. Fill with Rum and enjoy life.

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Crystal Repair Swarovski Whale

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | No Comments »

It’s hard to swim straight with no tail. This whale was in need of some saving.  It was a simple repair. Please view some of my other Swarovski repairs if you have a piece of crystal that needs to be rescued.

Crystal Whale with broken tail

Crystal Whale with broken tail

Swarovski Crystal Whale

Swarovski Crystal Whale

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crystal repair

Monday, March 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, zoo | No Comments »

broken bird

broken bird

crystal bird

crystal bird

This crystal bird had broken feathers, but it’s now fit to fly.

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