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Catalog No. AE511
Circa: 1885
Price: Sold
Orientation: Vertical
Condition: Excellent
Provenance: Indianapolis, Indiana
Dimensions: Glass is 26" x 39". Frame is 30" x 44".

Description: The design of this window was heavily influenced by America's fascination with the art of the newly opened (at the time) Japanese culture. The style of this piece is called Aesthetic Movement with Japanesque influence. From 1853, when Japan was "opened" to the world through Commodore Perry’s expeditions, until the end of the 19th century, there were several significant international art expositions in Europe and America dedicated to exposing the Western world to Japanese art. The three countries whose decorative arts were most influenced by Japanesque Design (which is a sub-category of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement) are France, Great Britain and the United States. In this window's design you can see roots originating in centuries old Japanese woodcut prints.

The design you see is typical of art from earlier Japanese culture, depicting a clematis sprig growing energetically toward the sky on a full moon-lit night. The moon's glass is exceptional, being mouth-blown Muff Glass in a delightful golden amber. Two other mouth-blown glass types within the composition are the outer two borders.

If you are interested I am happy to send you detailed images of the other glass types.

Original Photo of Vintage Victorian Stained Glass Window AE511

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