Archive for the ‘Steuben Crystal’ Category
The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration. I made a new foot .
The Steuben Crystal Trout had a broken fin . The glass fin was broken in two place and was chipped. I used the bottom of a broken Steuben candlestick to form the new fin.
The crystal pineapple fell over and the top stem broke off. It needed more than just a gluing if I used an adhesive to repair it you would see the restoration. I needed to make a new center stem to make a seamless restoration.
Not sure of the story but the bunny was broken and repaired many times over the years. It was sent to me for repair with a plea to make it look better. The Steuben Crystal bunny was in bad shape both ears had been broken off and there were many chips and dings.
After shipping it back I received a very nice email .
Email message sent to me
I received the repaired Steuben rabbit today. Great job. Thank you
for first rate craftsmanship and artistic work. This piece has been in our
family since the early 1960s and now it looks beautiful. Thanks again.
If you let the candle burn down to the glass it will break. The flame got to close to the glass and broke the top. I have made many new tops for crystal candlesticks. The teardrop candlestick by Steuben is my favorite.
First step to cut off broken top.
I have repair many crystal candlesticks with this same problem.
I made the replacement top.
Replace broken top with new top.
Time to plan candle lit dinner.
I need to make a new fin . I cut the rough shape of a new fit . Steuben crystal is very clear so I used a broken Steuben Plate so the glass would match .
New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.
The Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick is one of the largest candlesticks they made. It is very common for people to forget to put out the candles after dinner. When the candle burns down the heat cracks the candle cup. I have repaired many of these over the years by making a new candle cup.
The dinner is over and you didn’t put out the candles . They burn down and crack the tops of the crystal candlesticks. I can make a new top cut off the old and replace it.
The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings. They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break. I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, broken crystal repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, Steuben Crystal, steuben crystal glass 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.
The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.
I made the replacement crystal fin.
I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.