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German, late 13th/ early 14th century and later

Three Panels with Scenes from the Life of Christ

Property of the Counts of Schönburg-Glauchau

German, late 13th/ early 14th century and later

German, late 13th/ early 14th century and later

Three Panels with Scenes from the Life of Christ

Three Panels with Scenes from the Life of Christ

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Property of the Counts of Schönburg-Glauchau

German, late 13th/ early 14th century and later

Three Panels with Scenes from the Life of Christ


stained and leaded glass

91 by 30cm., 35¾ by 11¾in. each

The following condition report is based on the report prepared by Dr Heather Gilderdale Scott, which is available upon request.


The panels appear to have undergone significant restoration to create a pleasingly complete aesthetic. The panels seem also to have been adapted to suit non-original, later, window openings.


However, the panels appear to be comprised very predominantly of medieval glass.


The panels are currently in a generally very good condition. The leads (modern, but not brand new) are firm; the glass has relatively few cracks (some repaired); and pitting and deposits are light.


The panels have been adapted with non-original material to fill the panels’ current cusped heads: two panels through the addition of micro-architectural ‘canopies’ (perhaps composed of glass from the same context), that do not belong with the medallion pairs below, and one panel by the insertion of a partial figure of Christ, which may originate in another (otherwise lost) scene from the sequence of narrative panels. It is possible also that the current close-setting of the medallions against a barely-visible ruby ground is not original.


Skilful restoration work includes the use of modern glass patches, particularly to the blue and ruby grounds and in the lower half of the Annunciation scene; the use of unpainted medieval patches; and the occasional intrusion of painted, alien medieval pieces, most notably the ox head and a piece used as the ‘nose’ of the ass in the Nativity, both of which appear to date from the sixteenth century (or later), as well as the insertion of a woman’s torso, with breasts and the remains of long hair, in the figure of Christ at the head of one panel. There appears also to be painting, throughout, on the reverse of some pieces to reinforce the original painted detail. There are also possible patches of overpainting to the front of a small number of pieces.


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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Counts of Schönburg-Glauchau, Schlosskirche, Wechselburg, before 1928;
Familienverein der Grafen von Schönburg-Glauchau e.V., 1928-1946;
Counts of Schönburg-Glauchau, since 1946;
On loan to the Katholische Kirchengemeinde Christi König, Kötzschenbroda/Radebeul near Dresden, 1928-2022