Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stained glass proves popular

Best of British auction, 20 March 2008

Stained glass proved the most popular single category in the best of British auction on March 20.

Stained glass auctioned included pieces from an impressive collection belonging to musician Jimmy Page. He had created a dining room specifically to display it but, having moved from that home, had put the pieces in storage. Five were 2ft 10ins high panels with figural evocations of stars and planets designed by Burne-Jones that were part of a suite of nine created for a house named Woodlands.

All were sold above estimate, the most expensive being 'Luna' which realised £70,000. The sale also included a dozen unattributed stained glass roundels painted with zodiac signs c.1880 that fetched £35,000.

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