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New Stopper

Crystal perfume bottle chipped and broken neck repair and new stopper

Monday, November 7th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal perfume bottle chipped and broken neck repair and new stopper

The chip was to large to be ground and polished. I needed to make a replacement  glass neck.  The small crystal  bottle also needed a new stopper.

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I cut off the broken neck and polished the top of the bottle.

 

 

 

Made the new neck

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Cruet

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Cut Glass Cruet

 

 

The antique cut glass cruet was missing a stopper. It’s one of four cruets that fit in a sterling ring. With out the stopper the value would be greatly diminished.  I made  new crystal stopper.

crystal repair make need

crystal repair make need

Crystal repair can restore the value .   With out this repair the sterling silver antique cut glass cruet set is worhtless. 

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Crystal Repair Antique Glass Stopper

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Antique Glass Stopper

A pair of Antique crystal cruets with a very delicate cut pattern were sent to me for repair.  The one crystal bottle was missing apart of the stopper. They sent along the top of the antique crystal stopper but the bottom had broken off and was lost. They also sent along one good antique cut glass cruet that need a stopper and one good crystal stopper.

crystal repair  antique glass stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper new bottom

crystal repair antique glass stopper new bottomcrystal repair antique glass stopper and new bottom glass

Crystal repair like this requires some glass blowing to make the new parts.
 

crystal repair antique glass stopper  replacement  stopper

crystal repair antique glass stopper replacement stopper

crystal repair replacement stopper

crystal repair replacement stopper

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antique glass cruet repair

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Stopper Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on antique glass cruet repair

One from a set of the crystal cruets got damaged . It had a broken neck and missing stopper. The repair process required making a new neck. I cut off the broken neck and made a new piece. The small decanter /cruet/ bottle was broken and the pieces were gone for years. When repairing antique glass it requires a little imagination. The best way to repair antique  crystal is to just get started and made something you will learn from your mistakes . I made a  lot of garbage over the years.  

 

old cruet new top

old cruet new top

Saved from the scrap pile. Antique glass sets are very valuable and with the silver tray very rare. To  restore this set I did a little glass blowing, a little stone engraving ( wheel work) , a little hand lapping to fit the stopper,and a little gluing.

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Crystal decanter repair broken neck

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, broken glassware, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal decanter repair broken neck

This is very old cut glass decanter with a broken neck. Its been in the family a long time and had to be repaired . With a diamond saw  I cut the broken neck off the antique cut crystal decanter.  I make a piece of crystal the same shape I cut off. It needed to be a little smaller so I could grind the stopper to fit.

Crystal decanter with a broken neck  and missing pc.

Crystal decanter with a broken neck and missing pc.

Cut Crystal Decanter with new neck

Cut Crystal Decanter with new neck

crystal decanter repaired

crystal decanter repaired

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antique glass bottle repair

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on antique glass bottle repair

The antique glass bottle had a broken stopper and the pieces were missing. I have some old black glass call vitolite and I used it to make a new stopper top.

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

antique glass bottle with broken stopper

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

broken stopper from antique glass bottle

 I cut off the top of  the broken glass stopper. I used a 1 1/2″ diamond  core drill and a hole in the black glass .  Inside the dill was a 1 3/8 core I used to make the new top for the stopper.

new top on stopper

new top on stopper

 

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

Antique Glass Bottle with repaired stopper

I think the bottles belongs to a witch and she has one that says eye of nuet also.

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Crystal repair “send from Chicago”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair “send from Chicago”

Bottle with new stopper

Bottle with new stopper

The broken stopper wasn’t worth fixing . I made a new stopper using the old broken stopper for a pattern. Complete with the ballon the end.

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Crystal Repair broken stoppers

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken stoppers

 Antique crystal perfume bottles have a common problem the daubers break off.  I make the new daubers to the size of the bottle. Crystal repair like this is rewarding  but you do go home smelling like roses.

Crystal repair  stoppers

Crystal repair stoppers

In the last thirty years I repaired hundreds of  stoppers. Many simple repairs like these and many very complex were I had to create a new stopper .  Crystal repair never gets old .

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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 Broken Neck on Decanter

Thursday, December 18th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings | 1 Comment »

Crystal Repair Broken Decanter replace neck

Crystal Repair Broken Decanter replace neck

This decanter is part of a set . It has a silver tray and cruet set so fixing it was a must . It was part of the family and I had to get a little creative to blend in the repair. I added some more etching to hide the new neck sorry I didn’t get a final photo. 

Crystal Decanter Repair Glass Fit Stopper

Crystal Decanter Repair Glass Fit Stopper

Crystal Decanter Repaired Glass Neck Fit Stopper

Crystal Decanter Repaired Glass Neck Fit Stopper

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