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Author Topic: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)  (Read 1479 times)

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Offline Anik R

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Hello,

I do hope someone will be able to point me in the right direction.

An art glass seal I sent to Australia arrived with a broken tail. As the seal has sentimental significance, the receiver is desperate to have it repaired. 

Does anyone know of any place in Australia (or the UK or anywhere else) which could mend the piece?  I've attached a picture of the poor creature.

Thank you,
Anik  :'(



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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 06:27:08 PM »
Looks as if it might be a difficult thing to repair well - it's in a clear part of the glass. I can't tell too well from the image how bad it really is, it does look like there are at least two bits which need stuck back on, this can cause problems (from my previous bad experiences with glass glue. But that might have been my bad practice rather than anything else!).

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 06:36:50 PM »
The tail has got 2 bits broken off... so it doesn't look very glass-repairer-friendly?  Sigh.

Thank you for taking the time to reply, Sue. x

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 06:51:40 PM »
Anik I'm sure a good glass repairer will be able to make it look good again.  I don't know of any in Australia but hopefully Ross et al will come up with someone for you.

Quite bizarrely I've only had one thing break in the post and that was a heavy glass seal sent UK to UK.
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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 07:12:45 PM »
as a suggestion, is the cross section of such a size that a lampworker might be able to fuse a clear piece to replace the loss??          Possibly replacing clear glass only is easier than having to match missing colour.              Is this piece from a known maker Anik?

But whatever, my sympathies to you in view of what is obviously an important piece of glass. :)

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 07:21:46 PM »
although I can't see a picture of a seal in the book, Wedgwood certainly did produce one, and bluey greens were one of their colourways.          In Susan Tobin's book the seal has the code No. RSW 237 (SG237).
Just thought it worth mentioning  -  as if this were a Wedgwood example then the possibility of finding a replacement might be easier than if it were 'of no known make'.               Of course, you may already know that this seal has nothing to do with Wedgwood.

Just a thought.

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 07:23:16 PM »
 :-[
I was only going by my own pathetic attempt to repair a flange on a vase (one of my favourite bits of Mdina - a two-tone Helter Skelter which had loads of iridesence and a lovely chunky shape).
I dropped a big Mdina stopper on it. :'(

It had broken off in multiple triangular sections - and when I tried to stick them together, then back in to the piece - all the glue between the edges took up too much room for them all to fit back in.
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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 07:27:16 PM »
I've just noticed the photo has your name and address on the packaging, in the background Anik.

I can't blow it up well enough to read it, but somebody more computer savvy than I am might be able to fiddle with it - if they were so inclined. Perhaps you might like to ask a moderator to remove it - so you can post one with that bit cut off or blanked out!  :-*
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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 07:55:13 PM »
Yikes!  You're right... my personal information is visible. I'll ask a moderator to remove the photo.  :-[

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Re: Help please... need a glass repairer in Australia (or anywhere else)
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 08:01:23 PM »
Somebody would have to be able to fiddle with it to see. The pic. doesn't blow up very big when you click on it. :-*
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