Silver Baby Cup Repairs


STERLING SILVER BABY CUP MISSING THE HANDLE

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While this looks like an ordinary sterling baby cup the repair was a huge challenge. There was a gaping hole in the top edge where the original handle had ripped off taking part of the cup with it.  It had also torn a hole in the side of the baby cup. Unfortunately, the customer had also lost the original handle for the baby cup.

There are no replacement parts for baby cups. My first job was to constructed a new sterling silver handle similar to what I imagined was there originally, but large enough to conceal the ripped hole on the outside. Before attaching the hew handle I rebuilt the rolled edge with sterling silver wire.  Finally, I added an circular patch on the inside to conceal the hole and repair work making the cup water tight. You can't even tell that this cups was repaired.


RESTORATION OF A STERLING SILVER BABY CUP WITH A LIMITED BUDGET

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sterling silver baby cup with satin finish on the inside.

 

This sterling silver baby cup arrived very beat up, bent and misshapen.  As a perfectionist, I would have loved to spend six to eight hours restoring this baby cup closer to its original form, but the customer only wanted to spend $200. 

Aligning my repair work to a limited budget, I focused on getting the baby cup shape back to a round-ish shape removing the worst dents and misshapen bottom.  The bottom still isn't perfect, but I spend most of my time on the sides which are more visible. The machine engraving on the side was carefully preserved.  

Sterling silver baby cup repair protecting the engraving

RESTORATION OF A STERLING SILVER baby spoon handle

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This sterling silver baby spoon handle was misshapen and the bowl of the spoon was bent. The customer said she stepped on the spoon. It was also very discolored from tarnish.

The handle had a faint engraved monogram which I worked very hard to preserve. The repaired and polished baby spoon is on the right.