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This is a beautiful antique Gothic Revival stained glass fragment. It was once part of a church window inscription.

The piece is made from hand painted glass; skilfully worked by a Victorian artisan. It uses a bold, gothic script, painted in yellow ochre, lemon yellow and brown-black glazes.The script has attractive serifs and flourishes that bring the word to life; the 'W' is particularly beautiful in being accentuated using yellow ochre, hatch marks and a decorative wavy border.The piece the feeling of having been lovingly handmade, which adds to its beauty.

The glass itself has a wonderful feeling of age and makes for a wonderful background for the lettering, in having tinges of pink, green and mauve in certain lights and an appearance of very old glass, having those tiny air bubbles only seen in glass of this age.

The colours, lettering and design are inspired by medieval Gothic ornamentation ~ the embellishments and lettering seen in the early illuminated sacred manuscripts. The Gothic Revival was about looking back to the ornamentation of the Gothic middle ages (1100-1500) and was a romantic drawing on the past.

I have shown the glass in it's unleaded state - photo 1.
The other photos show the antique glass in recently-added lead.
You may choose to have it sent leaded (for hanging), or unleaded. Please let me know which you prefer.

As you can see the piece looks attractive in both direct and indirect light. It has many characters, depending upon the lighting ~ all beautiful. It has been recently leaded and had copper hanging loops attached to enable it being hung in or close to a window, It comes with black satin ribbons for hanging.

CONDITION ~ It is in excellent antique condition.
DIMENSIONS ~ 5 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches.

This is a unique and special piece of English architectural history. It would make a special gift, and looks wonderful in a window or as part of a collection of architectural artifacts, vintage or ephemera. Perfect for writer, poets and lovers of Words...Comes lovingly gift wrapped and ready for hanging.

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN Gothic Stained Glass Inscription, Leaded Church Window Hanging Panel, Ribbons.Exquisite Original Sacred Artifact.


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: stained glass, silver stain, lead, copper, solder, satin ribbons
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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