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crystal figurine repair

Crystal Repair broken frosted glass figurine

Monday, December 5th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken frosted glass figurine

The broken  glass leopard is made from  borosilicate glass  ( pyrex ).   This type of glass  has a very low expansion coefficient so it  can be reheated .   There is a small piece missing were the leg broke.

 

Most pieces of glass can not be fused back together so I use UV cured adhesive .

fusing glass leg

I used a torch and fused the broken glass leg .   I shaped the leg and fill in the area were the chip was missing.   I frosted the area to matched .

Repaired Glass Leopard

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Antique Broken Glass Figurine Repair

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Antique Broken Glass Figurine Repair

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.

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Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, zoo | Comments Off on Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

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).

 

Daum glass horse with broken ear

 

Replacement Glass Ears

 

 

 

 

New Ear

 

 

attached new ear

 

 

Shape new ear

 

 

Daum glass horse first stage of polish

 

 

 

Acid etch glass to match glass head

 

a few finishing touches and its as good as new

Daum horse new ear

Daum Crystal Horse

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Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Glass Figurine repair

Glass Figurine repair

This Venetian glass figurine has a broken jacket.  It was sent to me from St Louis .  I can repair it using an adhesive.  This type of glass can not be fused back together the reheating will make the glass change colors.

Venitian Glass Figurine

Venitian Glass Figurine

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LaLique Crystal repair and restoration chipped or broken

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on LaLique Crystal repair and restoration chipped or broken

This LaLique Crystal broken Base

LaLique Crystal broken Base

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.

Repaired LaLique Crystal sculpture

Repaired LaLique Crystal sculpture

By removing the entire base and making a replacement I was able to restore this glass .

Crystal Resotation LaLIque

Crystal Resotation LaLIque

The LaLique Rams are ready to go back on diplay.

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crystal repair cut glass clown restoration

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on crystal repair cut glass clown restoration

Sent to me from New York, the crystal clown needed to be reassembled .   The glass figurine needed a lot of work.  It was a present with a lot of sentimental value.   It is very important to clean off the old adhesive.

lead crystal figurine repair

lead crystal figurine repair

glass figurine restoration

glass figurine restoration

clown bf 2

I will send it back to NY,NY after the crystal repair is complete.  The  clown and memories in tacked this beautiful keep sake will go back on display.

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crystal repair steuben beaver

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair steuben beaver

The Steuben crystal beaver had a broken tail.  It was sent to me for repair. It wasn’t a very clean break so I ground and polished the chipped glass . I had to reshape the tail also.

broken crystal  steuben beaver

broken crystal steuben beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

restoration complete

restoration complete

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Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Etched Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass repair Faberge Egg broken glass base

A beautiful red glass ” FABERGE EGG” with a broken base was sent to me for repair.  This piece was made in Russia St. Petersburg as stated on the label. The copper wheel engraving of the double eagle is the main design with a very delicate boarder on the base .

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg

Pieces had broken off the base and were lost.

Faberge Egg broken base

Faberge Egg broken base

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

Crystal Repair Faberge Egg

glass repair new base

glass repair new base

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Egg repaired glass

Faberge Label

Faberge Label

I use a matching red glass to fabricate a new base .  The engraved boarder matched the design of the Faberge Egg.  Glass restoration like this is fun. A little creative thinking and for thought the glass egg will go back on display.

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Crystal Repair broken glass figurine

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken glass figurine

Broken in three pieces and a failed attemp to glue together with silicone is how it came to me. Crystal repair is a lot harder after you get sililone adhesive all over the pieces and sililone adhesive  is the worst to get off. There are no solvents to remove  it .  All you can do is scrap. The antique glass “China Man” is not a valuable glass figurine but holds a memory.

broken glass figurine

broken glass figurine

repaired crystal figurine

repaired crystal figurine

Over the last thirty years of repairing  crystal I know I been able to get more than one guy out of the dog house.

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Antique Restoration & Repair Glass & Jade

Monday, December 21st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair | Comments Off on Antique Restoration & Repair Glass & Jade

A beautiful antique  jade horse came in with broken legs.  No  I didn’t shoot the horse I repair it. Carved jade is a lot like glass it has a translucent green color.

Antique Restoration & Repair  Glass & Jade

Broken Jade

Broken Jade Horse

Repaired Jade Horse

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