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Best of New York Services 2004

Best Glass Restoration

  • Augustine Jochec

    1597 York Avenue, near 84th Street, 212-517-3287

    Baccarat, Lalique, and Bernardaud trust Augustine Jochec to repair their most precious possessions. Jochec, who learned the trade at 16 in his native Czechoslovakia, will take your cracked, chipped, and scratched glassware and restore it to its former glory. Short of a total disaster, Gus (as he’s known) can salvage pretty much anything, including glass sculptures, cut crystal, and small mirrors. Prices start at $20 for a chipped glass and $80 for a cracked vase. Jochec won’t be rushed—he spent a year repairing an eighteenth-century chandelier—but most work takes less than two weeks.

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