Archive for the ‘Chip Repair’ Category
Grand mothers pressed glass pitcher had a large chip in the spout. A nice light pink color glass but not a very valuable.
This LaLique Crystal piece was sent to me from Florida for restoration. The crystal base had a large chip broken off the corner. The piece that broke off had been lost many years ago so bonding the chip back one was not an option.
By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .
The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.
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Its a small little chip on the bottom of the stopper. Steuben makes the finest crystal in the world but they made colored glass many years ago. This is one of the old ” colored glass” Steuben pieces. They are very valuable so a small chip is well worth repairing. The repair is simple just grind the stopper down . The important part is to match the same grit size so the frosting on the glass is the right . I have been a crystal repair man for thirty years and I love glass. I get crystal sent to me from around the world and I very lucky to be able to repair so many nice pieces of glass.
Shown above is the stopper before repair.
The old Steuben glass is very valuable and very beautiful. Its one of my favorite glasses to work on.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Bottle Repair, Chip Repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Glass Repair, glassware repair, Perfume Bottle Repair, Stuck Stopper, Waterford Crystal Repair
I told her don’t through it out I can repair it . It has a very large chip in the base she said. I don’t care how big the chip is I can repair it.
I can reshape the base of the vase.
Bevel foot to shape.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, antique cut glass repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, Antique lamp repair, Chip Repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Waterford Crystal Repair
Very old cut crystal compote came in with a large chip on the foot or base. I cut off the base and made it thinner. With a diamond saw I cut off the chipped part. Then I ground it smooth and polished it.
The restoration of this antique chipped crystal compote is complete.
The antique crystal compote was broken the foot and the bottom of the bowl. There were cracks on the bottom of the bowl were the foot had been attached. I had to drill out the cracks to prevent them from cracking any further. The bowl portion of the compote needed a new bottom so I could attach a new foot.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Antique glassware repair, broken bowl repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chip Repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, crystal prisms replaced, Crystal Restoration, glassware repair, Glueing Glass
I was sent an antique pressed glass butter dish that was missing a corner. The note with the broken glass dish read “Please do something.” I was able to do more than “something,” the dish is now completely restored. Here’s what I did, I made a casting of one of the thee remaining corners and created a mold. I then cast glass in to the mold, and came up this a rough glass corner. The grinding and polishing came next, and then I glued the piece in place. One final grind and polish, and now the dish can be used to hold butter, and a lot of memories.
That glob of glass I hope to make in to a glass corner to fit on this lid.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Dish, Broken Glass Glued, Chip Repair, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glassware repair, Glueing Glass, pressed glass repair
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.
Starting with a solid glass rod I shape the end .
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This green Consolidated Glass bowl came to me with eight chips on inside edge of the rim. A simple repair, I thought, but the easy ones are often harder than you think. This inside chip was tricky to smooth without hitting the inside of the bowl. Polishing required dressing that shade in a wheel, and then redressing the wheel. Finally, the bowl is restored back to it’s original beauty.
These pieces came to me broken off the black glass base, and with deep chips in both pieces. Using a Bridgeport Milling Machine with a diamond tool, I resurfaced the black glass cube and removed all the chips. Hand lapping the cube from 120 to 220 to 400 grit, them pumice, and finally ceriumoxide brought back the high shine. The original placement of the kiss was retained so as not to alter the overall aesthetic appeal of the piece. The only clue that there has been a repair is that the base is now slightly smaller.