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Antique Glass Chandelier Repair / candelabra /crystal bobeche replacement

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Chandelier Repair / candelabra /crystal bobeche replacement

This antique crystal  bobeche is from a late 1700’s early 1800’s candelabra that  was electrified.  I needed to make two replacement bobeches .  The first step is to make the glass blanks.


Bobeche Blank

Rough cutting the shape is next.


Rough Cutting Crystal Blank


Using smoothing stones the glass is given a 400 to 600 grit finish and ready for polishing.

Bobeche before polishing



Crystal Bobeche and replacement

The replacement crystal  bobeches are marked for drilling the holes.


Crystal Bobeche and replacement



Replacement Bobeche


I also made replacement arms for this chandelier shown in the picture.    I will post picture showing the process I use to duplicate the solid crystal arms.


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