Stamped pattern in old glaze
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Eileen B



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:06 pm    Post subject: Stamped pattern in old glaze Reply with quote




After removing the glass from this old door, it looks like some kind of patterned stamp was used on the old window glaze. Does anyone know anything about this?
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jade



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, very interesting.....i have but a guess--the original piece of glass was textured and left its imprint on the glazing bed....when it was removed (after breakage?), the new flat glass was placed on the old glazing bed until it was discovered by you......

it's quite attractive....

.....jade
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Eileen B



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was our guess, but the glass we found is old, brittle and very wavy. House date is 1914. DId they have patterned glass that long ago?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Jade, this is evidence of an earlier pattern glass in that door. I have seen pattern glass as early as 1880s and suspect it goes back further than that.
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WindowWoman



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:07 am    Post subject: pattern glass Reply with quote

The imprint looks exactly like what we call daisy glass -the whole surface is covered with daisies. We refurbished some basement windows from a house built in 1905 that had daisy glass. If you want some, I've got a bunch of small pieces of the stuff. It's heavy!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an article in the Oct.2006 issue of Old-House Journal on "patterned glass" or "figured glass":

http://www.oldhousejournal.com/magazine/2006/oct/a-private-eyeful.shtml

The print edition has more pictures of the glass including the one that made your putty pattern, it's called "Florex."

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