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Before Restoration After Restoration

Many broken, damaged, and well worn Sacred Vessels and Churchwares can be restored to a state of newness at a fraction of their replacement cost.

We have many, many years' experience in restorations, and look forward to the opportunity to submit written quotes on items. We can work from photos on a non-binding basis, but prefer to have the pieces in hand for firm estimates. Even with that, some items may end up being estimated subject to revision upon actually getting into the work.

Sterling Chalice and Paten

Above left is an All Sterling Chalice and Paten, with a bejeweled Base Cross in need of restoration to it's original condition. The result is on the right. This particular job ran . That's slightly higher than normal, but if you look carefully, you can make out a slight difference in the polishing along the outside cup lip edge and around the paten edge - it's a satin finish rather than an all bright polish. The best analogy we have is to that of glass with a picture etched into it - one part is all smooth and clear and shiny, and the picture section is rougher and opaque.

Before Candelabras

Have you ever tried to figure out how much time it will take to disassemble, lacquer strip, hand polish to bright or satin or butler or matte, gold or silver plate a brass or copper or bronze or Sterling casing or fabricated piece, jeweler's rouge color the plating, hand lacquer with the finest available, and (then) reassemble the unit? All on your first try?

Before & After

If you can call all those estimates accurately, all the time, contact us. We probably have an opening for you.