"Education" Stained Glass Window Glass Paperweight NEW

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"Education" Stained Glass Window Glass Paperweight NEW

10.00

This elegant glass paperweight features "Education" Stained Glass Window by William Brantley Van Ingen (1858-1955) from the House Chamber.  This 3 3/4" round paperweight is packaged in a gift box with the following inscription on the back of the box:

William Brantley Van Ingen was one of the few artists of the Capitol to paint both murals and also design stained glass. He produced the ocular windows in both the Senate and House Chambers, which represent industries and ideas for which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was known in 1906.

Van Ingen’s windows for the House Chamber “echo in their depths of color the gravity of the blue; at other times in their passages of lighter tones the vivacity of the gold; yet all the while count as individual spots of beauty, because of the luminosity in which the translucent material of glass, when handled by a colorist, excels opaque decoration.”

Commencing on the right of the Speaker’s chair, as you face it, and proceeding toward the right, the order of subjects represented in the windows is as follows: Steel and Iron, Education (garbed in cap and gown, with a suggestion of a university building), Petroleum, Abundance, Commerce, Steam Engineering, Religion.  Continuing on the opposite side of the room is: Printing Press, Liberty, Justice, Bridge-Building, Chemistry, and Electricity.

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