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Glass Parts

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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LaLique crystal repair broken glass ring

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | 1 Comment »

This beautiful LaLique  crystal ring got broken.  The hard part of this repair was the fact they didn’t have any of the missing pieces. So I had to create the glass piece to fit what was left.

LaLique Crystal Ring Beore

LaLique Crystal Ring Beore

Broken and a large chip is missing.

LaLique crystal  ring cut and fit replacement piece

LaLique crystal ring cut and fit replacement piece

New glass fit on to ring

New glass fit on to ring

lalique ring af 3

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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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crystal repair glass cat

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair glass cat

The glass cat  figurine had a broken ear. I removed the good ear and made two new ears.   No one will know the ears match and her husband can get out of the dog house.  Friends Romans lend me an ear. 

glass cat with one broken ear

glass cat with one broken ear

 

glass cat new ears

glass cat new ears

Being able to make ears ,noses ,trunks, tails,and other parts gives me alot of options when restoring glass figurines. Under categories there is a heading call zoo it holds before and after picture of crystal animals I have repaired.

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Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Posted in Glueings, Swarovski Crystal, zoo | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Swarovski

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

Swarovski Crystal Elephant broken and missing tusk

The crystal elephant came  in broken and missing a tusk. Reattaching the tusk was the first step.  Them I made a new glass  part  for the Swarovski Elephant using the old glass tusk as a guide. Etching the new glass part to match the old was the final step in the glass restoration.

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

Swarovski Crystal Elephant

crystal elephant with new tusk

crystal elephant with new tusk

Crystal restoration complete old tusk  and the new one .

New glass tusk installed

New glass tusk installed

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glass clown repair

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on glass clown repair

A Venitian Glass Clown with one broken hand and one missing hand was sent from Dallas   Texas for repair.  First I cut off the small pieces left from the hand and ground it smooth. Then I made a new glass hand .  It looks like a micky mouse hand.  Its a white glove with only four fingers. They have been making glass clowns in Venice Italy for at least eighty years. I have made  Bo Ties , Balloons, Hats, Shoes, and every thing else for repairing them.

Venitian Glass Clown missing hand

Venitian Glass Clown missing hand

This is the new hand I made.

New glass hand for clown

New glass hand for clown

Glass restoration complete, back on the shelf  so the grand kids don”t get to it.

Glass restoration complete on the Venitian Glass Clown

Glass restoration complete on the Venitian Glass Clown

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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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glass christmas ornament repair

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Stem, Testimonials, Waterford Crystal Repair | 3 Comments »

Here’s a letter from a very satisfied customer:


    Dear Marc and Brian,

    The Waterford Christmas ornament arrived today and I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the repair.  It’s perfect and my grandson will once again have his  ornament on the tree.

    Thanks again,
    Barbara Powell

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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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Antique Glass Repair Venetian Glass Bottle Repair

Friday, March 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Broken Stem, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Venetian Glass Bottle Repair

Venetian Bottle Broken Foot Missing Piece

Venetian Bottle Broken Foot Missing Piece

A gorgeous Venetian glass bottle was brought to me for repair. The owner wisely researched many different repair shops before finding me. Not all repair shops have the experience to restore antique pieces like this one. I love doing this type of repair. The key to fixing this antique bottle was to find a new foot, and perform a transplant. The broken foot, or what was left of it, was cut off and polished flat. Using a UV cured adhesive, the new foot and the bottle were bonded together. The new foot was from a Venetian Vase from many years ago. My parts department (see picture) is the result of working with antique pieces for thirty years. I was pleased to find such a good match for this bottle, even the gold trim matched. Antique glass repair is enjoyable for me, and I truly love restoring antique glass artwork. In addition to crystal repair, I can blow glass, slump or bend glass, stain, paint, bevel, curve, engrave, etch, and cut glass.

Glass Parts Department

Glass Parts Department

Venetian Glass Decanter New Foot

Venetian Glass Decanter New Foot

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