The Difference Between Porcelain Repair and Restoration

The value of a piece has no bearing on whether it should be repaired or restored or how much these services will cost. The cost will reflect only how much work is required; whether it’s a homemade piece or high end porcelain.

Often the cost to repair/restore a piece will exceed it’s monetary value. If the piece isn’t dear to you and can be easily replaced for less than the cost of our service; it’s in your best interest to do that. However, we are not appraisers and cannot provide guidance in this area.

Repairs

Repairing your antique porcelain can consist of any combination of the following services:

  • Light cleaning
  • Dismantling old repairs/removing glue residue.
  • Reassembling broken pieces
  • Filling small missing areas
  • Repairs don’t include filling larger areas or painting. The fill will be visible.

 

Restorations

Restorations may include the preceding steps plus filling larger areas, creating missing parts, matching paint colors, airbrushing and hand painting.

 

A full restoration served this piece well!