This is an incredible, very rare antique stained and painted glass window, dating from the 1880’s, made by the famous William Reith Stained Glass Studios. The window came from the St. John Nepomucene church at the corner of 9th and Wharton St. in Philadelphia. The window depicts Jesus as a shepherd, holding a lamb and surrounded by sheep, holding open a door. The roof of the building is festooned with grape vines and clusters. Above Christ’s head, the sky is composed of splendid curved glass panels, giving a three-dimensional effect to the picture. Above the scene is an arched panel featuring a triad of faceted honey jewels, flanked by two five-petal flowers with centers made from rock circular amber jewels. The entire window design is surrounded by a red border, followed by a pattern of purple glass alternating with blue faceted jewels. The window, including the frame, is 98 ½” tall and 42” wide, and is in excellent condition with just a few small hairlines in the border. There are also three other windows available, under item # NSG5-RW, # NSG10-RW, and # NSG12-RW. They came from the same church and are also made by William Reith.
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