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Posted 2 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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When i was a little kid, my family owned a very elaborate victorian home in a small, new england town. There was lavish, carved woodwork everywhere in that place. This is a beautiful window which was on a stairway landing and before we sold the house, we removed it and installed it in our new home - which was mod in 1972 - kind of reminescent of the brady bunch home - but built way out in the woods on a large piece of land overlooking the connecticut river. i've always loved this window for some reason. i guess it's called a leaded multi-colored bullseye stained glass window.

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, ho2cultcha! Most unusual window, and one that catches ones eye immediately. So this is the stained glass window from the Victorian house? Is the central medallion representational? I really like it. I bet it is beautiful when the light plays through it.
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thank you mikkochristas11. i'm not sure what you mean by 'representational'. each of the bullseyes are blown glass w/ bubbles in the middle. not sure the accurate terms...
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Sorry about that. Didn't sleep at all last night or today because of the Belgian plaque - too excited with what Vetraio50 conjured up. And he just did it again! He is amazing. Anyway, sorry for sloppy communication!

    Observe the central medallion - white rim around a firey red 'something' with a yellow-gold center. Does the firey red "something" represent something from the real world, such as a flower blooming, or is it an abstract representation of something from the real world, such as a loving heart, or is it purely non-representational - that is, just pretty color blotches? Still not a good description, but I think that you get the point. Just thought that this is a very unusual window, and most unusual for a Victorian home! But don't worry too much about my comment. I am a chatterbox right now from sleep deprivation.
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thank you mikko. i like it alot too. some of my earliest memories are looking out this window at the big maple tree in our frontyard - and moving around to watch the distortions through the bulls eyes. i think that it is purely non-representational design - influenced by the aesthetic movement more than victorian - although to be honest, i'm not quite sure of the distinction.
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Love all the sunny colours, maybe that is what it is meant to represent! when light came throught it...:-)
  6. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 months ago
    Very cool window! I'm glad that you kept it…it's a real beauty!!!!

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