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RESERVED for CHRISTOPHER    Antique Saint / Angel Hand and Arm, Gothic Revival Stained Glass Church Window Miniature.

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An exquisite, miniature, 1880s antique stained-glass window fragment of an angel, or saint's, arm and hand. It once formed part of an 1800s gothic stained-glass church window.

The fragment is beautifully made from hand cut, hand painted and kiln fired glass, that has then been encased in lead for fitting into a traced window. The Victorian artisan has shown great skill in the painting of the tiny hand, it is so beautifully detailed with its fingernails and knuckles ~ especially given its minute size. The detail is very fine; the hand is painted using stippling and cross hatching to give it form. The painting has been made in the gothic style, being elongated in the fingers.

The little arm and hand has a lot of presence. The ruby red of the sleeve is very striking, in the corner of the red sleeve is a tiny piece of vibrant green glass; making a wonderful contrast. The ruby red sets off the tiny hand so well and illuminates the whole piece so that this miniature arm still holds its own as part of a large traced window.

The glass is still encased in its lead, which gives the piece even more character. The lead looks and feels very old, it has a beautiful patina that complements the colours of the glass and creates an attractive silhouette.

Dimensions ~ The fragment measures: 5 inches by 1 3/4 inches.
Condition ~ The painting is still in excellent condition, the colours are still vivid and there are no chips or cracks.

This is a beautiful piece of architectural history. The miniature, saintly glass fragment has a lot of character and presence. It looks beautiful both in direct and diffused light; sitting on a window ledge or shelf, or as part of a still life arrangement. It would make a special addition to a collection of antiques and ephemera, or as a gift for anyone who loves saintly artifacts or curios.

RESERVED for CHRISTOPHER Antique Saint / Angel Hand and Arm, Gothic Revival Stained Glass Church Window Miniature.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Stained Glass, Glass, Lead, Flashed Glass
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 208 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people