This oval-shaped stained glass dome is comprised of curved glass panels, set into a custom made steel sectioned frame. The design makes use of bevels and jewels in a traditional pattern. The glass is coloured a brilliant sky-blue and peach, with clear texture. It is a contemporary version of the original hand rolled machine made glass in “seedy marine” and “ripple” patterns.
The dome occupies a footprint of approximately 9 by 12 feet, and is 50 inches high at its centre. The dome has remained in excellent condition, having been housed and well protected in a dome room. The frame disassembles into sections for easy transportation.
As a final note to the restoration of the Macaulay Museum Church in Picton, the stained glass window in the vestibule was reinstated in August 2013.
The original panel was reportedly removed from a local church in Picton and installed in the vestibule, both the date and story have yet to be verified.
Panel after repair by EGD
The panel was in poor condition when EGD carried out the stained glass survey in 2010.
The restoration of the panel was not included in the 2010 – 11 refurbishment program. The ‘Friends of Macaulay Heritage Park’ volunteers took it upon themselves to find the funds to restore the window.
The restoration included maintaining as much of the original glass as possible, replicating the filigree stencilled pattern and acknowledging the key supporters of the restoration program.
These stained glass window depicting the life of Jesus were designed for St. George Anglican Church, East Toronto. The windows were designed and fabricated in Toronto by a local glass artist and are approximately 40 years old, they are painted and fired in the traditional technique. The church was closed in 2011.
This example shows you a full length view of the window in place. This the 11 panel type which is the bulk of this lot except the nativity ( a nine panel set) and the smaller saints group of two windows.
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