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Vintage Victorian Stained Glass Window AE509

Catalog No. AE509
Circa: 1885-1890
Price: Sold
Orientation: Vertical or Horizontal
Condition: Very Good
Provenance: San Francisco, California
Dimensions: Glass is 19.5" x 44". Frame is 23.5" x 48"

Description: The pattern of this one depicts clematis vines running along a trellis as if seen from below. The field glass of this window displays early opalescent glass with mottling. Mottled glass, also called cat's paw, was a type of glass technique that Tiffany worked hard to develop, and did develop successfully. Others copied his advancements quickly during this fast-paced, exciting, experimental phase of American glass-making. Mottling gives you the appearance and feel of looking through layers of leaves, what artists call dappling. It is quite beautiful and effective.

What is cool here are these amazing 1 1/2" sharply-pointed cone jewels. Talk about optical effects! The clematis flowers also have jeweled centers, both cabochons and faceted in random order. The variety of leaf material is noteworthy; it's dramatically textured ripple, and all hand-rolled.

Original Photo of Vintage Victorian Stained Glass Window AE509

Detail of window

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