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Blue Angel Wing - Antique Stained-Glass Church Window Fragment, 1800s Gothic Revival, Beautiful Artifact

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An exquisite English architectural antique.
This is a fine gothic revival, stained-glass window fragment of an angel wing in cobalt blue. It once formed part of a 19th century stained-glass, leaded church window.

The fragment is hand-painted by a skilled artisan. The feathers on the wing are skilfully worked in black oxide over cobalt blue. The black oxide appears as dark red when the surface is tilted towards the light. The shapes of the feathers have been hatched using a translucent black; creating a lovely sense of depth around the feathers. Detail has also been applied through the use of sgraffito (scratching lines and hatch marks through the black with a fine tool to reveal the blue). This wing has a lot of work to build up the layers and detail that result in the illusion of feathers overlapping.

The shape of the wing is complete and looks beautiful in silhouette. It is stylised in the graceful gothic style. It measures: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches. It is in excellent condition with no chips or flaws.

The wing looks stunning in both direct and diffused sunlight. In strong light, placed against a window, the blues become beautifully heightened. It also looks wonderful more softly lit, sitting on a mantel piece or shelf near to a window, or as part of a still life arrangement, it then appears as red on blue (photo 3).

This gothic revival window fragment has a striking beauty and presence. It would make a special addition to a collection of antiques or ephemera, or as a centre piece to a display or vintage-inspired room. A unique piece of English architectural history for lovers of beautiful historic, religious or symbolic artifacts.

Blue Angel Wing - Antique Stained-Glass Church Window Fragment, 1800s Gothic Revival, Beautiful Artifact

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Stained Glass, Glass
  • Ships worldwide from Haworth, United Kingdom
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