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Antique glass eye cup repair broken foot

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware | Comments Off on Antique glass eye cup repair broken foot

This is the first antique glass eye cup I have ever see and repaired .   I tried it to see if it worked. I get pumice in my eye some times when polishing.  When this  piece was sent to me it only had a half a foot.  I cut off  what was left of the foot and ground the stem flat.  I made a new green glass foot. When making a new foot it is important to add some imperfections.   The old foot had seeds and cords in it.  Seeds  are small bubbles and cords are  lines of  distortion created from impurities in the glass .

Green Glass Eye Cup With New Foot

Antique Glass Eye Cup

I made a new foot for the vintage glass eye cup.

 

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Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration.  It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture.  Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.

Carnival Glass Bowl

 

 

Repaired Carnival Glass Bowl

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Antique Broken Glass Figurine Repair

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Antique Broken Glass Figurine Repair

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.

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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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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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Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Antique glass cruet repair broken crystal decanter

The markings indicate it was make in England and its sterling silver.   Sent to me from a church in Boston Mass. this cruet is one of four that was purchased when they built the church.  The antique glass cruet was dropped and broken.  I cut off the broken bottom in line with the silver ring . I made a new glass bottom and foot .

Antique glass cruet with broken foot

 

 

glass foot

 

glass replacement bottom and foot

 

 

 

antique glass cruet repaired

 

We repair the pieces that others say can be done.  After trying the local repair places in Boston area the the cruet was sent to me.

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Antique glass globe repair with missing pieces

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Glass Globe, Glueings | 1 Comment »

The” gone with the wind oil lamp” has been in the family for many years .  Some one broke it and lost some of the pieces. This make the restoration of the glass globe very difficult.  First we reassembled the the pieces we had leaving a large hole that needed to be filled.   Casting  a mold off of the antique globe we were able to make a new curved white opal glass to fill the hole.

 

broken glass globe " gone with the wind oil lamp"

 

antique glass globe with hole

 

 

 

antique glass globe with new glass in hole

 

 

fill the hole and paint

 

 

Antique "gone with the wind lamp " glass globe repair

The repair

 

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Antique Pink Glass Elephant Repair

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, Glueings, zoo | Comments Off on Antique Pink Glass Elephant Repair

Glass elephant  figurine made out of pink rock glass.  It was broken in many pieces and in need of restoration.

glass elephant broken trunk

 

 

 

Glass elephant after restoration

 

Sent to us from  Atlanta George not a valuable pieces but very important .

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Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

The antique  glass fish was made by Steuben . Some time ago the fin was broken off and lost.  I made a new fin and attached it.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Fish Repair

The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.

 

Steuben Crystal Restoration

I made the replacement crystal fin.

 

 

Antique Glass Fish Steuben Crystal

 

I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.

 

 

Steuben Glass Fish Restoration

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