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Author Topic: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair  (Read 1777 times)

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Offline stew2u2

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in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« on: September 28, 2011, 06:38:23 PM »
i have a very nice caithness paperweight it is a lampwork weight  advertising Schering Agriculture limted edition of 250. the weight has 2 bruises not deep ones. i aim to sell it on ebay, is it expensive to repair or should i just leave it to the buyer. just thinking if people want it on here they are going to say not  ;D
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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 02:36:07 AM »
I can't imagine there is enough value to pay for the restoration.  I would leave it to the buyer.  But then, you might have trouble selling it with the damage. 
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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 07:02:01 AM »
Just curious, can you repair a bruise? I thought that term described damage which went internally too?

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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 08:07:53 AM »
Just curious, can you repair a bruise? I thought that term described damage which went internally too?

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I think they can repair most items if there is enough free glass to play with unless its a deep problem then it might look lop sided or encroach on the design
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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 10:53:32 AM »
Bruises are usually a lot deeper than they look and to take it off even all over is just not worth it . imho . :cry: very exspensive if done well .

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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 11:58:45 AM »
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Having restored paperweights, I can confirm that bruises go quite a lot deeper than they look, especially in harder modern glasses. And many small bruises are not even visible until you start restoration. Google 'Herzian ring cracks' if you feel strong. and want to know what is happening in the glass.  Lead glass is somewhat more tolerant, but there is always a risk of catastrophic failure with restoration.  In terms of added value, I don't think it is worth restoring weights whose sale value is less than about £50, unless they are of sentimental value.

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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 03:44:19 PM »
Nice to see a commissioned weight that reflects the company business.
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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 04:09:43 PM »
I personally wouldnt, but it is a lovely piece.

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Re: in a bit of a quandary to repair or not to repair
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 04:14:06 PM »
I think your best off to leave it to the buyer.

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