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Offline jakgene

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Have been looking at this in a local junk shop (in a cupboard at the back) for several months now. It has a small chip in the rim - which Is why i hesitated to buy it. However as I really liked it I bit the bullet yesterday and paid$18 Aus for it - not a lot really. I looked it up when I got home as it had its Riihimaki label intact, and have identified it as above.

My question relates to the chip - is it worth the cost of getting the chip polished out? (about $40 Aus I believe)

And what are the "protocols" with glass - is it acceptable to have it repaired or is it better to leave it as original? I usually try not to buy anything that is damaged so this hasn't come up for me before.  I won't be selling it - it is for my display cupboard - but it probably will be sold when I pop my clogs! So I will have to put it in my records if I do get it repaired.

The chip is a V shape and about 4 mm wide at the top edge and about 3 mm long. I have tried to photograph it but it is really small and difficult to capture with my camera.

Opinions welcomed!
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Jackie
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Re: RIIHIMAKI Erkkitapio Siiroinen DICE noppa GLASS VASE - query re repair?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 01:34:04 PM »
At AUS$18 why worry about it; just enjoy it. You're assuming the offspring are going to appreciate what you have after you're gone and go to the effort of selling it for a good price rather than just taking what the man with the van offers. And that prices are going to be good. A quick peek at ebay suggests it's not worth it now. Think what you could buy with AUS$40

But that's just n my opinion


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Re: RIIHIMAKI Erkkitapio Siiroinen DICE noppa GLASS VASE - query re repair?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 05:27:47 PM »
If you are happy with it leave it be. Someone else can always get it done if they want too.

For me a small chip or scratch polished out is not an issue if it is done well and not noticeable. I would clean a dirty oil painting. Other people probably think my opinion is heresy. ;D

Selling an item is a bit different though as any damage is going to affect value, as long as buyers know then they can act accordingly.

John


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Re: RIIHIMAKI Erkkitapio Siiroinen DICE noppa GLASS VASE - query re repair?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 07:54:09 PM »
use clear nail varnish to smooth out the rough feel of the chip. This counts as an acceptable repair sorry restauration because it is fully reversible, and with a bit of luck it will stop bothering you.
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Thanks for the suggestions and ideas folks. I particularly like the clear nail varnish idea -thanks Ivo -  because the chip does bother me - thats why I was considering getting it polished out - to satisfy me. If however I can diminish it with the clear nail varnish it may not bother me as much - and I like the idea that it is fully reversible. I may even try that today -  although as the temperatures here are at over 100F today again - as they have been for the last week - maybe I'll wait for a cooler day so it sets harder! 

I know - you'd probably kill for some sunshine - we are never satisfied are we................. after growing up in Lancashire I never thought I'd miss rain!  :)

and as for what I could buy with the $40 - yes - there is a collectors fair in a fortnight! 

regards, Jackie
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