Glass has been colored by humans for thousands of years, with evidence of this practice dating back to antiquity. Stained glass is most commonly associated with the windows of religious spaces, including churches, synagogues and mosques. In this type of setting, the glass can be colored into various patterns which produce fantastic light effects on the interior space - as is seen in Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia - or to intricately illustrate a religious scene, e.g. the medieval Siena Cathedral in Italy. As well as in these monumental settings, stained glass can be found in the home in a variety of forms. Smaller stained glass windows in the home became popular during the Victorian times. Stained glass has also been used to create elegant household items and decorative pieces. Perhaps one of the most famous designers to used stained glass was Louis Comfort Tiffany, the first design director at the luxury jewelers, Tiffany & Co. Despite being first created well over a century ago, the artist's 'Tiffany lamps', inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, are still coveted and imitated today.
Vintage leaded stained glass hanging light; conical shade with pond lily and cattail motif in blue water. Estimate $150-250 PLEASE READ: All items in this sale are estate consigned. No returns will be accepted for reasons of condition or undisclosed repair. Every effort has been made to disclose condition in images provided. You may request a condition report, but this does not imply warranty for condition or allow returns for buyer's remorse. The absence of a condition statement does not imply
22.5" x 43" stained glass window with standing figures of "Grant" and "Sherman" in military uniform. Sherman holds binoculars and Grant holds a document. They stand under a dual-archway with floral motifs at the top and corners. There are suspension loops at top to facilitate display. Some surface paint spots, easily removed. Possibly issued at the close of the Civil War to celebrate the Union victory. Excellent condition with no missing pieces or repairs we can detect. Impressive. HID0760124201
Judith Leiber "Tiffany Stained Glass" Rectangular Minaudiere gold hardware, with signed frame, drop-in chain and gold push closure, the gold kidskin-lined two-part interior labeled "Judith Leiber/New York", includes a matching coin purse, tasseled comb and swing mirror with drawstring pouch. h. 4", w. 7-1/2", d. 1-1/2", chain drop: 19-1/2" Literature: See Enid Nemy & John Bigelow Taylor, Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995), p. 154, for a similar example. Estimate
Three late 19th century leaded stained glass windows, floral design, largest 20 3/4" x 11 3/4", some damage. Provenance: From the estate of James Herbert, owner and operator of the Londontowne Galleries antiques business in Somerville for 25 years. He and his wife Jean, now a Dean Emeritus at Tufts University, collected antiques while traveling to England, France, China, and Italy for their business, as well as for their home in Winchester.
Two Pairs of Leaded Stained Glass Windows. One pair with fleur-de-lis inside a scrolling border & the other with a striated diamond pattern. Dimensions: large windows (outside) - 33.5 in. high x 17.5 in. wide; inside - 31 in. high x 14 in. wide; small windows (outside) - 24.5 in. high x 30 in. wide; inside - 20.5 in. high x 25.5 in. wide.
Center oval heavily embossed image of woman with two children within Gothic motif blue and green stained glass, stylized church on top, center with opening to provide space for objects, 6-3/4"h x 3-3/4"w. Provenance: Property from the Collection of Myrna and Bernard Posner.
BOHEMIAN POLYCHROME STAINED GLASS PAIR OF VASES, colorless each ovoid form with ornate stained decoration with applied green and red beads, having four cuts to the edge of the mouth with factory-polishing, one signed with a "M". Maker unverified. Fourth quarter 19th century.
[ARCHITECTURE - STAINED GLASS]. A group of 15 stained glass designs on onionskin, unsigned. 630 x 295 mm (largest); 312 x 120 mm (smallest). Accomplished in pen and pencil, many signed in initials in lower corner ("E.W."), with annotations in pencil and pen. Designed for churches and depicting religious scenes including the birth of Christ, the crucifixion, and the Resurrection.
Pair of floral stained glass windows, 33" H x 18" W. Provenance: From the estate of James Herbert, owner and operator of the Londontowne Galleries antiques business in Somerville for 25 years. He and his wife Jean, now a Dean Emeritus at Tufts University, collected antiques while traveling to England, France, China, and Italy for their business, as well as for their home in Winchester.
Sometimes termed stained glass, these panels are actually created by a unique technique. The blue elements seem to have been cut out like lacework from a very thin sapphire-colored glass panel. This panel is then laid over clear glass to create a textured finished product. It is unclear whether these were marketed as windows or for mounted display purposes. They are seen in both red and blue and the same manufacturer (unknown) also produced similar versions depicting Ulysses S. Grant and Benjami