Antique Stained Glass Window

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by GaleriaGila, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Like I said, could be used for a front door....& there's the proof !

    That's a real beauty Bev !!! :):)
     
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  2. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    I see high prices on stained glass all the time but don't see it selling for those prices often. Maybe some high end clients that want just the right piece for a project will pay them but most will not. I also do not think it is as popular as it once was. I see nice windows languishing in shops for years.

    I have not had much luck selling any for over $100.00. I have a couple very nice windows with ornate beveled glass that I don't want to just give away. That site I linked to above has similar for over 4K. I have tried for years to get $800.00 for my largest one with no takers. Has anyone else had any luck selling stained/leaded glass?
     
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  3. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Not me. And I made the stuff! You look at that piece with the anchor. By my count there are 113 individual pieces of glass. Each piece had to be cut to size and assembled with several hundred pieces of lead came, also cut to size and soldered together. Then the whole thing had to be caulked. Now take into account the cost of materials. For unique pieces add on the cost of developing the pattern. And then you sell it for $250 - if you're lucky
     
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe a better market for that type of art here in Quebec....what with all the churches and old mansions, & that stained glass being used in older homes .
     
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  5. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Large cities definitely have a better market but it is still hard to find the buyers. I tried selling my windows in my Chicago space for two years without any luck. The big outdoor markets in Chicago have nice windows at near wholesale prices. I don't know where the buyers are that pay the big bucks that some ask.
     
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  6. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Success!

    I took the window to the dealer, and regurgitated a lot of the learned commentary y'all gave to me here... and his jaw dropped, really it did! So I ended up by saying that, with all the considerations (about design, damage, and eventual worth, I would like to get 175 for it... he countered with 125, we met at 150! Thanks, y'all!

    FORUM POWER!!!!!!!
     
  7. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Congrats on the sale! Worked out well!

    I did two of these panels, 44" by 28", for windows in my apartment. (Try to imagine it without the horrible shadows and stuff.) Then the landlord came in and changed all the windows so the panels didn't fit anymore. They've been in a closet ever since. All that grid work is crackle glass.

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  8. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Fig, I forgot to add... it was in this new frame when I first got it, as I recall.
    MOS... how gorgeous. I would love to do something in glass, but I am afraid of the injury possibilities. I think you need to be a calm, patient, focused artist to work in glass. You're like that, right?
     
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  9. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    sometimes


    minor cuts and burns
    the occasional glass sliver
    comes with the territory
     
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  10. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

  11. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Don't like to talk about great stained glass. When I was working in Paterson NJ (silk capital of the USA) I saw HUNDREDS of gorgeous stained glass windows and doors flung into the trash trucks. Those gorgeous homes that turned into the multi family ruins. All the stained glass windows and doors as well as solid Mahogany and oak doors torn out and dumped into the trash. It was heartbreaking. I saved some stuff from the garbage men but the stuff I saw trashed broke my heart.
    greg
     
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  12. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    I totally understand that... it must have driven you nuts. If only you'd had 50-60 storage units and a crew...
     
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  13. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I loved the stained glass classes I took. One of the reasons that I never got into doing this work more often was that I always lived in apartments back then, and never had one that was large enough to have a reserved space just for glass work. I know the slivers, etc. could also fly off and some are very tiny. So I thought a separate room or area had to be used as a work space! -- It was one of only a few things that I absolutely loved working with when I was in my 20s. It could have been a very different life path if I'd had the space.
     
  14. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    I hear ya, Fig... life's directions sometimes seem to turn on a breeze.
    I wish I had gone into computer graphics. Either that or becoming a movie star.
     
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  15. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Gila, This reminds me of what I just read yesterday about actress Justine Bateman. She was mostly known for TV (played Mallory Keaton on Family Ties), but who is now just about to turn 50 and working on a degree in digital management and computer science:

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3037944/...n-on-pulling-off-a-major-midlife-career-pivot
     
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  16. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Fig, that is so cool! Thanks and hugs.
    There really are many "lives" to be lived in the course of one life.
    I may STILL be in a movie with Antonio!

    :wacky:
     
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  17. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Well, if you lived here in New England (MA), you could just discard it outside your house, (like lots of other people do) tell me where you live, and I'd stop by and pick it up!!!!!:cool::smuggrin::cool::smuggrin::cool::smuggrin:
     
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  18. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    MOS.....THAT is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!:):):):):)
     
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  19. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Aquitaine... before I started reading these Forums, I would have been glad to do just that!
     
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  20. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Beautiful!!!!
     
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