Kaleidoscope - King John's Castle by Frank and Janet Higgins (Limited Edition 07/25)

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Kaleidoscope 'King John's Castle' by Frank and Janet Higgins (Limited Edition 07/25)

Inspired by the ruins of Odiham castle, built in 1214 and the only castle in England with an octagonal Keep, this is King John's Castle, a handcrafted kaleidoscope in stained glass with an octagon shape.

The body is made from black iridescent glass with dichroic square pattern inserts in a double spiral arrangement.  The object cell is a cage-mounted hybrid 2- part cell. The innermost cell is dry while the outermost cell is oil. Both are filled with lampworked and textured dichroic glass.  The images appear as a conventional tumblescope complete with the clicking sound as the glass pieces tumble.  Once the piece have tumbled however, the background image continues to move as the contents of the oil-filled section drift to rest.  The images are 2 mirror, 45 degree offering an octagonal mandala-style image to match the shape of the body.  

Overall dimensions are approximately 7-3/4" tall x 2-3/4" around at the object cell end.  This piece is #7 in a Limited Edition of 25.  Signed and dated by the artist.

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