Archive for the ‘Venetian Glass Repair’ Category
The family toasting glass was broken were the stem meets the foot. The very ornate Venetian wine glass has been in the family for generations.
This Venetian glass figurine has a broken jacket. It was sent to me from St Louis . I can repair it using an adhesive. This type of glass can not be fused back together the reheating will make the glass change colors.
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Antique glass repair is made a lot harder when like this piece because they tried to glue it them selves. They used a silicone glue and there are no known solvents for it . It took a lot of rubbing and scraping to remove the silicone. Then we were able to repair it.
The glass cat figurine had a broken ear. I removed the good ear and made two new ears. No one will know the ears match and her husband can get out of the dog house. Friends Romans lend me an ear.
Being able to make ears ,noses ,trunks, tails,and other parts gives me alot of options when restoring glass figurines. Under categories there is a heading call zoo it holds before and after picture of crystal animals I have repaired.
Tags: Antique Crystal repair, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Glass Glued, Chipped Crystal Repair, Crystal Repair, Crystal Restoration, glass figurine repair, Glass Parts, Glass Repair, glassware repair, Glueing Glass, Venetian Glass Repair
The paper lable on the bottom says its from Italy the island of Murano. Grama had it her house for many years . She tells the story how she carried it home from her trip. Broken for years and missing many small pieces I had to restore the Venetian Glass Fish. Very carefull grinding and polishing removed the missing chips.
Now repaired the fish are back on display and Grama’s telling the story how she got them.
The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words “mille” (thousand) and “fiori” (flowers). A. Pellatt (in his book “Curiosities of Glass Making”) was the first to use the term “millefiori”, which appeared in the Oxford Dictionary in 1849. The beads were called mosaic beads before that time. While the use of this technique long precedes the term millefiori, it is now frequently associated with Venetian glassware.
Antique glass repair of a venetian bowl . This antique glass millefiori bowl had a broken foot that needed repair. Because of the colorfull design the glass repair is perfect. This is a very hard bowl to make. It take a vert good glass blower to make a MILLEFIORI bowl. Lets fill it with pasta.