Testimonials

Below are a small selection of the many testimonials I have been kindly given by clients on my work, reprinted exactly with their kind permission, I hope they give an indication of what people think of my work.

 

Glass Oil Lamp Shade Repair

Dear David.

The parcel has just arrived.I have to say that the repair far exceeds my expectations.
Thinking back about one year ago I never thought that the shade would ever look like this again.
The owner who is 92 years old is fading so this Sunday should prove to be a special event.
Thank you so much for your patient expertise and dedication.I can only begin to imagine how much satisfaction your work brings you.
I,ll let you know what happens,take some photos and email them to you.
It goes without saying that I will recommend you to all who ever raise the subject of repair.What,s more I have the evidence to show them.

Thank you once again.

Kind Regards.

PAUL.

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Wullie McLumb Repair

Dear David

Wullie McLumb has arrived safely this morning and I am absolutely delighted – astonished – at the quality of repair. I know how badly he was damaged and I was overcome to see him restored to new, he is priceless to me as you know.

This was worth every penny (and worth the wait as you said!!) and I will definitely recommend you and be back if necessary. I don’t know if you took any photos but if you have done so please feel free to use these on your website, and also my comments and the photo I sent.

Another very delighted customer, thank you very much David.

Best regards.
Catherine Lumb

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Bowl Repair

Dear David
In hope you will be pleased to hear that the ‘apple’ design bowl that you repaired for me has now been returned to the owner. She was absolutely staggered with surprise and utter disbelief that it was in fact her own bowl, having thought that it was lost for ever and that I must have located a substitute. Praise indeed for your excellent work, and what a wonderful gift you have for making people happy.
Many thanks,
Harry

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Royal Doulton Flambe Geisha Repair

Dear Mr. Battams,

Sorry it has taken me so long to let you know that the figure has arrived safe and sound. I am absolutely thrilled with it. My husband reckons you haven’t repaired it at all – just simply gone out and bought a new one. Thank you so much for making such a perfect job – can’t tell where it was broken at all.

Many many thanks,

Kindest regards,

Pamela

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Saucers Repair

Dear David,
We have just got home and carefully unpacked the saucers. We were absolutely amazed at what we saw. The workmanship you have put into practice is fantastic, it is unbelievable. We compared the repaired ones with the undamaged ones and could not tell the difference.
We cannot thank you enough for what you have achieved, the saucers may not be valuable money wise but sentimentally they are priceless. Many thanks for making us both so happy.
Best wishes and thanks,
Tony and Diane Faux

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Rosenthal Base Repair

Thank you.

The repair is unbelievable and the goat is so happy to be out of the cupboard.  No one would know it is not a brand new base, all is quite perfect.  My husband is so delighted to have this very beautiful piece of china where we can enjoy it. He will be 90 at the end of next week and the goat has followed him to many countries.   Yours sincerely,

Claire Kizlink. Monte-Carlo, Monaco

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Majolica Inkwell Repair

Dear David,

The restoration that you have carried out to my Majolica inkwell can only be described as exceptional!
Few occasions can ever arise where I am happy to highly recommend the services of another, but on this rare occasion, I am delighted to do so.
From the very beginning of our correspondence, it was obvious that I was dealing with a true professional. My complete faith in you has been rewarded through your skill.

Thank you David and should any prospective client require further endorsement to this testimonial, then I shall be delighted to provide it.

David Johnson (Maling Pottery Historian)

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Meissen Figurine Repair

Dear David,

Figurine received safely about 10 minutes ago. It is beautiful. I am awed by your talent.
I will most certainly recommend you.

Thank you
 
Sincerely
 
Hugh Morgan

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Crown Staffordshire Bird Repair

Thank you. The swallow arrived this morning, (Wednesday). More tears, this time of pleasure.
You really have done a wonderful job. P.KH. Oxford

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Lladro Figure Repair

David, Just to let you know we have received the Lladro figurine. My wife, who would be one of your severest critics is absolutely delighted, so thanks very much for a super job well done.
R.B. Somerset

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Tea Pot Lid Repair

Hello David, thanks you very very much for your wonderful repair and colour match, I was amazed at the result, I shall definitely be using you in the future when the occasions arise and will recommend your work to all my friends, thanks again for a fantastic bit of artistry.
Best Wishes
W.T. Trowbridge

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Lladro Figurine Repair

Hello David
I’m writing to say a big “THANK YOU” for the wonderful restoration work you’ve carried out on my Lladro figurine, its absolutely first-class and worth every penny I’ve paid for it.
I cannot see any sign of restoration work, the flower and leaf are moulded so beautifully and the colour is as vibrant as the other flowers on the figurine, I am unable to tell the difference. You’ve done a fantastic job.
Thank you again.
Sincerely
Valerie Etheridge. Chattons Cambridgeshire

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Lladro Figurine Repair

Dear David

The parcel arrived safely this morning.

I have to say that I am absolutely delighted with the results of your work.  The figurine now sits alongside its partner – Girl with Candle.

Until you actually see the finished article it is difficult to visualise the effects of restoration and an “invisible mend” is, in this instance, exactly what I have got.  There is no discernable difference in the shade of glaze on the restored item compared to the original of the Girl with Candle.  Remarkable!  Should I ever be asked to recommend a china restorer I would have no hesitation in passing on your details.

Thank you once again.

Kind Regards

Richard McDermott. Plymouth

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Royal Crown Derby Repair

Repair absolutely brilliant. My husband couldn’t even detect where the original damage was, even though I pointed to the area of the handle where it was damaged!! Will definitely be using your services again. Many thanks
V.R. Hampshire

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Crown Devon Bowl Repair

Hi David,

Firstly, the bowl arrived safely, very well packaged.

I must say you have done an incredible job and although a lot of my friends and family thought I was mad bothering to get it done, if I tell you I cried when I saw it, the contact with my Mum felt so great, I was overwhelmed.   It was worth it.
Thank you so very much.
Annie Elvin. Berkshire

 

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Plate and Saucer Repair

I have received my plate and saucer safely today and I am absolutely astounded with the repair. I know you said invisible but I didn’t REALLY expect it to be, but how wrong I was. I really cannot express just how delighted I am.
P.B. Cramlington

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Plaster Jesus Repair

Jesus arrived safely yesterday. We are absolutely delighted with the results of your work on this and really appreciate the care and skill it has taken to achieve such a brilliant restoration. Thanks a million
L.K. London

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