Well By Fence

Well by Fence

ca. 1910


Two common techniques used by the Tiffany Studios to achieve naturalistic effects were plating and acid-etching. Plating, or layering two or more pieces of glass, gives depth to these windows by creating an illusion of receding hills and a distant horizon. The play of light along the top of the fence was achieved by acid-etching a piece of flashed glass (glass of one color, covered with a thin layer of a different color). Here, a horizontal strip of blue was etched off a piece of yellow glass and plated behind the brown and white streaky “fence” glass to create the sunlit effect.

Tiffany Studios, New York (1902-1932)
Design attributed to Agnes F. Northrop (American, 1857-1953) 
Leaded glass
Height 53 ½ in.; Width 21 ½ in.
Not marked


Photo: David Schlegel