Lot 103

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Tiffany Studios
"Gabriel Blowing His Horn" Window

circa 1916
leaded and acid-etched glass with plating on the front and reverse
acid-etched mark "Tiffany Studios, New York, 1916"
51 1/2 x 49 inches (frame)
47 x 43 1/2 inches (excluding frame)

The window with a spectacular and natural visual presence. The proportions, placements and glass selection immerse the window with a spacious and realistic quality that bring it to life, while maintaining the supernatural quality that the angel represents. The window depicting Gabriel, the archangel who announced to the Virgin Mary that she had been chosen to bear the Son of God, in a woodland and water landscape. The angel with vibrant golden wings and a halo, standing tall and blowing his horn. The foreground with a flower bed consisting of vibrant red and orange poppies and pink flowers underneath two large trees. A sunset sky suspends over dark blue mountains, deep green poplar trees and bodies of water with shadows of trees and reflections of the sunset. The reverse of the window is selectively plated with up to three layers of glass to enhance the visual depth of the landscape composition. Included with the window is a professionally built custom light box with dimmer.

  • The floral glass panels with six single-line cracks, one two-line crack and one three-line crack. The figure with two single-line cracks in his robe. One single-line crack in the front plating at the top. Two single-line crack in the bank above the water on the left side. One single-line crack in the branch of the left tree below the plating. Two single line cracks in the plating on the reverse.

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September 25, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
Pittsfield, MA, US

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Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $249 $25
$250 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $9,999 $250
$10,000 $24,999 $500
$25,000 $49,999 $1,000
$50,000 $99,999 $2,500
$100,000 $249,999 $5,000
$250,000 $499,999 $10,000
$500,000 $999,999 $25,000
$1,000,000 + $50,000