Archive for the ‘Crystal Restoration’ Category
There was a very large chip in the Waterford Crystal compote.
By grinding the top of the compote down I was able to remove the chip.
The crystal bobeche was broken during a move. Dad tried to find all the piece but an up short. Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing. I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche. Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one
Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.
The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.
Stone cut design.
With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.
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.
The Steuben Crystal Trout had a broken fin . The glass fin was broken in two place and was chipped. I used the bottom of a broken Steuben candlestick to form the new fin.
They must have bounced the marbles on the side walk. The chips were massive.
There was a large chip and crack in the neck of the Lalique Crystal decanter.
The Waterford Crystal clock had a very large chip in the base. I cut off the damaged base and replaced it.
The new glass base was installed and the clock was sent back . The clock movement was installed by the owner.
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.