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Jesus with Three Kinds of Glass

Rault Freres, Rennes, France

c. 1954


Three entirely distinct forms of glass are in play here.

The Rault windows, uniquely among glass artists, use two forms of stained glass: painted vitreous enamel for the figure, as in medieval times; dalle de verre (aka slab or faceted glass, developed early in the 20th century; and standard industrial clear glass.

 

Jesus with Three Kinds of Glass