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The New Bedford Whaling Museum contacted us with a very special project. Their Pairpoint Mushroom electric lamp, made in the time somewhere between 1907-1929, was in pieces. The peacock feather design of green and gold, fabricated by Robert M. Gundersen, was broken and the original pieces were no longer available. After much consideration, our glass artist was able to fabricate the pieces, restoring the lamp to its former glory. In general, with glass repair, the repair will always show, however, this project was nevertheless very successful, in part due to the fact that the glass itself was colorful, textured and opaque.
The lampshade came to the studio in seventeen pieces plus cracks; there were many areas that were missing.
All of the broken pieces were repaired with a 2-part epoxy. The cracks were sealed with a glass sealant. There were large areas that were missing and needed to be fabricated. A silicone mold was made to mimic the shape of the missing areas. The areas were fabricated with a UV cured adhesive that dries clear. These areas were sanded smooth.
All of the fabricated missing areas were colored to match the original color, style, and sheen as closely as possible; pigments suspended in matte lacquer were used.