Rare Or Unusual Silver, Silverplate & Metal Objects Repairs

 arts and crafts lamp repair
 arts and crafts lamp repaired

Repairing an old Arts and Crafts Lamp

This turn of the century arts and crafts lamp arrived broken at the top. Originally it was silverplate, but all the plating was worn off. It still looks absolutely fabulous with lots of character. I reinforced the top of the pentagon shape so that it was stronger than it was orginally. 


 Antique man in the moon metal mirror frame is broken in two
 Repair of metal mirror frame with man in the moon holds a child

REPAIRING antique METAL Objects

Repairing antique metal objects is always worth a try if you are willing to invest in the repair. If it can be repaired, I can repair it. Such unusual objects are rarely replaceable.  Send me a photo and I will give you a guestimate.  I can't make any promises about repairing this antique metal. One never know what they are made out of. but am willing to give it a try.   If I can 't do the repair there is no charge. 


Repairing silverplate white metal

 silver plate 19th-century card holder broken and bent 
 silverplate 19th-century cardholder repaired, straightened and polished

Repair of a 19th-century silver plate card holder / Card Receiver

This silver plate card holder arrived taped together so that I would know where to solder the various parts back together. This requires a great skill. The base metal, often referred to as white metal, melts at a temperature very close to the low temperature solder. The solder contains silver which provides a good choice for this situation.  After the repair, I straightened out the shapes of the form, and carefully polished the silver plating. It looks fabulous for an object over 100 years old.


Silverplate white metal frame for a glass vase

Repairing Silverplate Frame for a Glass Vase Flower Vase

This silverplate frame held a glass vase. The pot metal was brittle and it had broken into a number of pieces. To conceal the repair, I did all the work on the inside, and added fine sterling wire on the outside to conceal the repair.


Decorative object Repair

German-Porcelain-Box-broken-hinge

Porcelain box with Metal Edge and Hinge.

The metal hinge on this porcelain box was broken which is why the customer brought it in for repair. Now that the hinge is repaired, the customer can continue to cherish this memento.

I have never broken anything, but repairing porcelain objects with a metal edge are always at the customers risk. 


Berman cast sterling silver figures

Sterling Silver Figures with painted details

When these cast sterling silver figures arrived at my studio, the original paint was worn and chipped, in some places the paint was almost completely worn off. After documentation of the remaining paint, the figures were cleaned and polished, then repainted by hand.