Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
20157 Lake Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

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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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Crystal sail sculpture repair

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal sail sculpture repair

This crystal sculpture was broken off its base and a large chip was missing. By reshaping the base and the glass sail this piece is as good as new.  Many steps are involved in this type of restoration. 
broken glass sculpture

broken glass sculpture

Crystal sail
Crystal sail

Large glass sculpture repair is made easy by my large milling machines. In the window  with the ocean as a back drop is were this belongs. Another piece is save from the trash.

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