Repair of broken painted glass door
Detail of beautifully painted stained glass door by Daniel Cottier, late 19th century. Unfortunately, one of the central painted features was very badly damaged.
The protective glass at the front of the door was also badly damaged
A new enamel and stained piece of glass was re-painted to copy Cottier's broken glass.
After several tests, a Reuche transparent pink enamel gave the best result, which was then over-painted with a thin Debitus carmine wash.
The mix of pink enamels achieved the required delicacy of the original 19th century glass.
The finished replacement piece in place
Other broken pieces were replaced throughout the door. Two of the large rectangular floral borders in the kiln.
The finished door