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Vintage Victorian Stained Glass Window AE507

Catalog No. AE507
Circa: 1890
Price: $7,850
Orientation: Vertical
Condition: Excellent
Provenance: Central Ohio
Dimensions: Glass is 31.5" x 37.5", frame is 34.75" x 41"

Description: This one is simply stunning. The window is loaded with outstanding attributes and attention to small detail is everywhere. Displayed in this arrangement are the most unusual garden items we've not seen in any window, including corn, acorn squash and even a pineapple!

It’s hard to say what features I love most about this piece. Therefore, I will not prioritize the strong points as I list them. To begin with, exceptional and exaggerated glass textures grab your attention immediately: high profiled, hand-rolled rippled glass and exceptional jewelling are the reasons. The glass quality is superior: this level of excellence in glass making took skill, pride and ingredients which aren’t available (not legal) today. The opalescent material which comprises the majority of the design has what I call “fire.” I am happy to send you close up photos to demonstrate this fiery opalescent quality.

The glass which the urn is made out of used to be called gold-ruby. Delightful stuff. It was expensive to make even back then due to its real gold content; it is impossible to find today. In some light conditions, such as in reflected light, the urn glass shows more pink and red tones, less peach-toned as seen in the website photo. The sky glass is perhaps less remarkable at first glance. Yet it is significant. When I look at this glass I see perfection; the blues vary slightly from bottom to top in hue and degree of translucency, this was intentional and time consuming to accomplish, and very worth the effort. From an aesthetic standpoint, the sky serves to show off the urn, and further, ties the whole composition together. In this case, the sky glass is good enough to show itself off.

Equally impressive is the complexity and craftsmanship demonstrated in the border-work. Resplendent!

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