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Transcript: This is Jennifer here with City Farmhouse Antiques and I am here with the Find of the Week. You can tell by looking at the foam insert and the size of the box that this is a fancy piece of art glass. Can you tell who the maker is? Does this look familiar? This is actually a piece of Daum art glass and I already know what you're thinking. Ugh, it doesn't look so good. It needs to be cleaned and polished. That is why I chose this piece as the Find of the Week so I can teach you how to polish a piece of art glass. I love art glass and especially art glass by Daum. You can see the cloudiness and haziness on the piece and the outer edges still have some sheen. Here you can see where I have been working with on it a little bit. There you can see the natural beauty and coloring of the glass and the richness of the color. All these little areas and marks are natural to this type of glass. You can see the crevices there and inconsistencies in the texture which is normal for this type of piece. There you can really see how the edges look brilliant aqua and deep in color and then you have the opaque and cloudiness toward the center. So, don't have heart failure yet. What you need to do if you have a piece like this at home or you have bought a piece like this it just needs a little extra TLC. I have already done it with this piece, but first you are going to want to run it over some warm running water. I wouldn't necessarily use detergent. If it is really dirty before you do that you can take a small soft brush like a paintbrush and clean out the crevices. Don't scratch the piece with any plastic on whatever brush you choose to use. Rinse off all the dirt with warm, not hot, water and let air dry for about 24 hours. Maybe spot dry with a paper towel, but don't rub as the paper towel further dulls the piece. After the piece has dried you are going to use petroleum jelly. I use a q-tip. Keep in mind a little bit will go a long way. With a microfiber cloth or something that won't scratch like this you will rub the petroleum jelly into the piece. I even sometimes prefer to use my fingers. You can see right there how you are bringing back the natural brilliance and sheen and the color back to this piece and that is the trick. Let it sit for about 24 hours and then use the microfiber cloth to wipe off any excess petroleum jelly. So that is our Find of the Week and the tip of the week. Be sure and check out our website at www.cityfarmhouseantiques.com where we have more than just antiques and give us a like on Facebook.
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