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Stuck Stopper

crystal decanter with broken stopper repair

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair | Comments Off on crystal decanter with broken stopper repair

crystal decanter with broken stopper

crystal decanter with broken stopper

This Crystal decanter  was sent for repair with the broken stopper stuck in the neck of the bottle. First remove the broken piece in the neck .

antique crystal decanter with broken stopper

antique crystal decanter with broken stopper

Make  a new bottom  for the stopper.

crystal decanter with new stopper

crystal decanter with new stopper

repaired crystal stopper

repaired crystal stopper

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crystal repair steuben bottle stopper

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, chipped glassware, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair steuben bottle stopper

Its a small little chip on the bottom of the stopper. Steuben makes the finest crystal in the world but they made colored glass many years ago. This is one of the old ” colored glass”  Steuben pieces. They are very valuable so a small chip is well worth repairing. The repair is simple just grind the stopper down . The important part is to match the same grit size so the frosting on the glass is the right . I have been a crystal repair man for thirty years and I love glass. I get crystal sent to me from around the world and I very lucky to be able to repair so many nice pieces of glass. 

Repair crystal stopper for steuben bottle

Repair crystal stopper for steuben bottle

Shown above is the stopper before repair.

Repaired crystal spopper

Repaired crystal spopper

The old Steuben glass is very valuable and very beautiful. Its one  of my favorite glasses to work on.

crystal repair steuben bottle stopper 3

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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 decanter

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken decanter

This crystal decanter came to me with a cracked neck and a stuck stopper. The neck of this decanter was broken in an unsuccessful attempt to remove the stopper. After I was able to remove the stopper, I had to run the crack so I could remove the piece and reattach it with glue. Running a crack can be tricky. The heat must be applied in a very controlled way so that the crack can be redirected to prevent further damage.

Cracked Neck

Cracked Neck After running the crackBroken Pieces off decanterRepaired decanter

If you look very closely you can still see were it was repaired, but the decanter is now stable and there is no worry that the crack will run through the body of the decanter. Fill with Rum and enjoy life.

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Perfume Bottle Repair

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Glueings, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Perfume Bottle Repair

Perfume With Broken Neck

Perfume With Broken Neck

 

This antique glass perfume bottle had a broken neck .  I cut off the old broken glass neck and polished the bottle . Then I make a new glass neck for the perfume bottle. The antique crystal perfume bottle was as good as new. I make new stoppers and daubers for antique glass perfume bottles but making a neck is a little different.  If they had sent it to me in the first place they would not have broken the neck trying to get the stopper out. It takes patients when removing a stuck stopper.

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Antique Glass Perfume Bottle Baccarat

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Perfume Bottle Baccarat

Antique Baccarat Perfume Bottle with a stuck and broken stopper. This Baccarat Bottle from the 1920’s contains valuable perfume. First task remove perfume and store safley . Then remove stopper and repair it.  I remember coming home and  knowing grama was in the house  as I came up the drive by the smell of her perfume . The smell of roses so thick you could taste them.

Antique Perfume Bottle with stuck and broken stopper

Antique Perfume Bottle with stuck and broken stopper

 

Baccarat Bottle Restored Stopper

Baccarat Bottle Restored Stopper

 

Baccarat Bottle  1920's

Baccarat Bottle 1920's

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Antique Cut Crystal Perfume Bottle

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Cut Crystal Perfume Bottle

Repair crystal bottle with broken dauber on stopper.

 Antique cut glass perfume bottle and new dauber on stopper

Antique cut glass perfume bottle and new dauber on stopper

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Antique Crystal Repair perfume bottle stoppers

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Repair perfume bottle stoppers

Antique Crystal Stoppers Missing Daubers

Antique Crystal Stoppers Missing Daubers

Antique perfume bottles with two broken daubers tha task repair the stoppers. They can from a beautiful set with a gold basket . Restore the stoppers and restore the value.

Perfume Stoppers Restored

Perfume Stoppers Restored

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Crystal Repair Perfume Bottle New Stopper And Dauber

Friday, January 16th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Perfume Bottle New Stopper And Dauber

Antique Cut Glass Bottle

Antique Cut Glass Bottle

Crystal Perfume Bottle With Silver Top

Crystal Perfume Bottle With Silver Top

Can’t repair a stopper that is missing . So I designed two stoppers and my cleint pick the one she liked best. I ground a glass rod to fit the perfume bottle.Then found a cute little prism to act as the handle. Last was thing to do was make the new dauber and attach it to the stopper . This repaired crystal perfume bottle is ready for the stinky stuff.  Antique glass repair is very rewarding.In all the years I have been restoring crystal perfume bottles and stoppers this is the smallest and nices one. The sterling silver top makes it.

Cut Glass Perfume Bottle With New Stopper

Cut Glass Perfume Bottle With New Stopper

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