Kaleidoscope - Raven in Stained Glass by Sue Rioux Designs Limited Edition #3/25
Raven is a magnificent stained glass dual mirror system kaleidoscope featuring a stained glass appliqued black raven on either side against a blue background with a large setting sun. The Raven's eyes are small round glass beads. The large turning barrel is encrusted in multicolored dichroic and lamp-worked glass pieces through the stained glass process. Sue decorated the top side with long glass rods, and finished it with her signature patina that she adds to all her soldering, resulting in a copper effect on the eyepiece end and other adornments.
The 2-mirror, isosceles triangle-shaped mirror system accessed through the large bottom eyepiece rewards the viewer with a complex, 15-point, round mandala. The 3-mirror, equilateral-shaped mirror system accessed through the top eyepiece produces an image filling the entire frame. It's the best of both worlds!
The base measures 13-1/2" long x 3-3/4" wide, and the total height is 10-3/4" tall. This highly collectible kaleidoscope is mounted on a custom flat base of Wenge, an exotic hard wood. For the most discerning collector and lover of glass work, this is a work of art inside and out.