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With porcelain, there are two kinds of repair: "museum" and "commercial." Museum does the least amount of interfering with the piece, so you'll still see the cracks. When things break, wrap each piece separately so there is no grinding of the edges.
ARK Restoration, 250 W. 54th [7th/8th] 212.244.1028, by appointment only, is owned by Rena Krishtul, who was trained to be a designer in a pottery and glass factory in the former USSR. She specializes now in restoring broken porcelain, ceramics, Chinese bronze, and many other types of objects. ARK also makes replacements of missing pieces for historical china services. Ms. Krishtul says, "We get the white pieces from factories in Europe that have kept the old molds."
Hess Restorations, 20 W. 22nd [5th/6th] 212.260.2255, has been in business, albeit with different owners, since 1945. Hess puts back together broken china, porcelain, jade, ivory, wood, and lacquer items. They call themselves 'repairers of the irreparable'.