A spectacular and extremely rare stained and painted glass window from the 1880’s made by the famous William Reith Stained Glass Studios. It is signed “Wm. Reith, Artist, Philadelphia,” on the bottom right corner. The window came from the St. John Nepomucene church at the corner of 9th St. and Wharton St. in Philadelphia. It portrays a breathtaking, vivid scene of beautifully detailed Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus with another praying child at her feet. Mary is surrounded by multitude of blooming flowers at the base of barren hills that are topped with a single tree. The window has a rippled amber glass border with huge chunk “rock” glass jewels throughout. Above the scene is an arched crown piece, with a square pressed jewel between two flowers, set in iridescent brownish-blue background with centers made of red smooth oval jewels around big faceted amber jewels. The window, including the frame, is 9’ 7 ½” tall and 3’ 6 ½” wide, and is in excellent condition with no breaks to the glass. There are also three other windows available, under item # NSG10-RW, # NSG11-RW, and # NSG12-RW. They came from the same church and are also made by William Reith.
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