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crystal punch bowl repair broken antique cut glass

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | 1 Comment »

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.

 

 

 

Punch bowl after repair

 

This bowl is ready for the party .   Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.

 

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Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

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.

Missing Glass Leg

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.

 

glass leg

By casting a mold of one of the good  glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .

 

Installed 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

 

 

 

No more pennies

 

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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Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

Friday, April 8th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, sick glass | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

The antique broken glass cruet needed restoration.  This one came  from a set that has a beautiful sterling silver holder.  First  I cleaned  the inside .

 

 

Dirty and broken cruet

 

cleaned and repaired

 

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crystal repair cut glass punch bowl

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on crystal repair cut glass punch bowl

American brilliant cut glass punch bowl and pedistal with minor chips on the saw tooth was sent to me for repair. This bowl stands two feet tall and is a very valuable piece of crystal. It could be a piece cut crystal  made by LIBBY but I look for a signature but wasn’t able to find one. I polished the chips on the teeth and it was a work out because this is a heavy  crystal bowl. The crystal bowl and pedistal just set on one another.

crystal repair cut glass punch bowl

crystal repair cut glass punch bowl

The bowl and pedistal are not conected. There  were chips on the pedistal.

crystal repair cut glass punch bowl and pedistal

crystal repair cut glass punch bowl and pedistal

crystal repair cut glass punch saw tooth design

crystal repair cut glass punch saw tooth design

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crystal repair antique glass cake plate

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair antique glass cake plate

crystal repair antique glass cake plate

Pressed Glass Cake Plate

A  broken cake plate came in for repair. Its a pressed glass cake plate with ruby red ring.

pressed glass cake plate

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Crystal pendent restoration

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal pendent restoration

chipped and broken glass pendent

chipped and broken glass pendent

A  beautifull crystal pendent was dropped and broken. I was able to repair the glass .   This piece was shipped from NY.

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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 | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Repair

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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Broken Crystal Vase

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Uncategorized, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken Crystal Vase

Joe emailed he had a Waterford Crystal vase that was a wedding present to his parents and the foot was broken and missing pieces.  Can I fix it ?  Yes  send it . He sent the vase from Resto Va.

Vase with broken foot

Vase with broken foot

The vase came in safe and sound. Joe followed the shipping instructions. My job make it new again.  I removed the old broken foot and found a replacement foot. A simple foot transplant and all you need are flowers.

Old vase with  new foot in need of flowers

Old vase with new foot in need of flowers

Its time to bring home the roses.

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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 | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair- broken stopper

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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Crystal Repair cut glass lamp repair

Thursday, April 9th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair cut glass lamp repair

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This lead glass lamp sat on the night stand for decades before it was accidentally broken into pieces. The cut glass pattern on this crystal lamp help hide the glass restoration. There were some minor pieces missing, but we were able to discretely fill those areas. Crystal repair has greatly improved with the new generation of ultra violet cured adhesives that don’t yellow, and are to provide a permanent fix.

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