Artist attributed to Wolfgang Spengler, German, 1624-1678
Title
  • Coat of Arms of the Town of Steckborn
Date ca. between 1645 and 1684
Medium stained glass: white glass with silver stain, sanguine and enamel
Dimensions Overall: 17 1/2 × 13 1/4 inches (44.5 × 33.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George G. Booth
Accession Number 23.7
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W232, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, above shield: Frid ernert | Unfrid ver Zert
Inscribed, bottom: Die Statt Und [.]ummun | Steckborn im Thurgaüw | Anno 1661 [translation: Peace renews, unrest destroys. The town and commune of Steckborn in Thurgau in the year 1661.]
Lord Sudeley (Toddington Castle, Gloucestershire, England);
October 4, 1911, sold by (Galerie Helbing, Munich, Germany) lot 177;
until 1922, (Theodore Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland);
until 1923, George G. Booth (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA);
1923-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Tutag, N. and L. Hamilton. Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit. Detroit, 1987, pp. 17, 27.

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Raguin, V. and H. Zakin. Stained Glass Before 1700 in the collections of the Midwest States (Corpus Vitrearum United States of America 7), vol I, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan. London, 2001, pp. 301-304.