Glass and Crystal Projects

Blue Glass Pitcher

American glass from the 18th and 19th centuries has become an intensely collected field. We have worked with many examples of early American glass. This pitcher needed reconstruction and some small fills along the lines of breakage. The soda-lime glass is a good match for the refractive index of our optical epoxy, and the repair is quite inconspicuous.

Cut Crystal Dish

Thick, cut crystal is a common casualty of large holiday gatherings. Brought out for use only once a year, they are sometimes cleaned late at night by weary relatives who do not know their susceptibility to sudden temperature change. Thus either sudden immersion in hot water – or being filled with ice-cold punch – can cause the shock that will crack such pieces. The good news is that such breaks are generally clean, and fit together quite well. The complexity of the ...