Philip's Porcelain Repair, Porcelain, restoration, restore, repair, china, figurine, Toronto, Trenton, GTA, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Breaks, cracks, chips and missing pieces elegantly restored Philip's Porcelain Repair, Porcelain, restoration, restore, repair, china, figurine, Toronto, Trenton, GTA, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Breaks, cracks, chips and missing pieces elegantly restored Philip's Porcelain Repair, Porcelain, restoration, restore, repair, china, figurine, Toronto, Trenton, GTA, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Breaks, cracks, chips and missing pieces elegantly restored.
  I repair all kinds of porcelain; figurines, flatware and fine china. Flatware is plates, dishes and similar pieces. Fine china is usually vases. I can repair any kind of pottery, even ceramic tiles. Repairs may be to breaks, cracks, chips or even missing pieces.   
  The piece will be invisibly repaired. You will not be able to tell it was once damaged. It will look and feel like new.  
  The very minimum charge of $30 would be for a small chip with only one color. More than that and I would have to give you an estimate. Ideally I need to see the piece but we can work initially with photographs if you live too far away to visit. If you send a photograph for an estimate (email or snail mail) include in the photo something to define scale. A ruler is great, but a coin is fine too. From the photographs I will be able to give you a rough, ballpark figure. An estimate from photographs is free. If you want to go further you send the piece to me via mail or UPS. Pack it up well and insure it! When I get the piece I will send you a quote, which is a definite price. If you decide to go ahead with the repair just authorize me to start. If you decide not to go ahead I will return it to you but you will have to pre-pay the freight.  
  The repairs are intended for display purposes only. The piece must not be used for serving food of any kind. The new glaze is not fired and is epoxy based. It does not meet food-serving standards.   Never put the piece in the dishwasher!!! The epoxy finish will withstand immersion in scalding water (130ºF) for 30 seconds. More than that (temperature or time) and damage may result. The best way to wash the repaired piece is with cold water on a cloth. The new glaze is softer than the original fired glaze. It will resist scratching with a fingernail but it will not resist a steel knife. No abrasives please!