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Venetian Glass Repair

Venetian Wine Glass with a broken stem

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Stem | Comments Off on Venetian Wine Glass with a broken stem

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.

 

Broken Venetian Wine Glass

Broken Venetian Wine Glass

 

 

 

Venetian Wine Glass

Venetian Wine Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken glass repair venetian figurine

Glass Figurine repair

Glass Figurine repair

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.

Venitian Glass Figurine

Venitian Glass Figurine

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antique glass figurine repair

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on antique glass figurine repair

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.

antique glass repair figurine

antique glass repair figurine

 

antique glass repair after

antique glass repair after

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crystal repair glass cat

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair glass cat

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. 

glass cat with one broken ear

glass cat with one broken ear

 

glass cat new ears

glass cat new ears

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.

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Antique Crystal Fish Repair

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Fish Repair

glass fish pieces

glass fish pieces

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.  

Venetian Fish

Venetian Fish

Now repaired the fish are back on display and Grama’s telling the story how she got them.

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antique glass repair millefiori bowl

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on antique glass repair millefiori bowl

The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words “mille” (thousand) and “fiori” (flowers)[1]. 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.

broken foot on bowl

broken foot on bowl

Millefiore

Millefiore

repaired foot

repaired foot

 

Venetian Glass Bowl " Millefiore"

Venetian Glass Bowl " Millefiore"

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.

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