The first step was to remove what was left of the mane.
Grind and polish area smooth.
Create the new glass mane.
Attach the new glass mane to the Italian sculpture.
The sculpture is ready to be displayed.
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.
The broken Lalique Crystal statue was a present give to a customer in his eighties. He received it when he was a young man. It holds great sentimental value and he wanted to repair it rather than replace it. Some one tried to repair it. It was covered in glue and a number of large pieces were missing. I will need to recreate the missing piece.
I use a foot from a broken Lalique compote to make the block .
Shaping the block to form legs.
The final step is to etch the glass to match. If you look close there is a small line were it was glued.
The glass fish was broken years ago and they didn’t save all the pieces. There was a large part of the tail missing. I was able to shorten the tail and make the bottom fin a little smaller so it looks proportional. I tried to cast a new part of the tail but matching the color was not an option.
Repairing broken crystal and antique glass takes a little imagination.
The tail is about 3/8 of an inch shorter now . I
This is one of a pair. The client was very happy with the restoration and her husband was even happier . He’s the one that broke it.
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.
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).
Replacement Glass Ears
Acid etch glass to match glass head
a few finishing touches and its as good as new
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Glass elephant figurine made out of pink rock glass. It was broken in many pieces and in need of restoration.
Sent to us from Atlanta George not a valuable pieces but very important .
Swarovski crystal use a UV cured adhesive to bond there crystal animals together. In this case the adhesive failed and the head came off the bear. I have to repair the crystal bear . After cleaning off the old glue using a razor blade and some cleaner I used a uv cured adhesive to restore the bear .
A common problem with Swarovski Crystal is the adhesive fails. Over the years I have repair many pieces that have just fallen apart. The new adhesives are very strong. It is important to clean off all the old adhesive .
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass figurine repair, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, swarvorski crystal repair, swarvorski glass 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.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, crystal figurine repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass figurine repair, Glass Repair, Glueing Glass, Venetian Glass Repair