De Arte Vitraria, Libri VII
Shoults Lb 1686 N
Cipher or monogram? According to David Pearson, a monogram consists of two or more letters superimposed so that the letters merge with one another. A cipher has superimposed letters that remain distinct. There is often repetitive symmetry, and a mirror effect. Some owners add their names to the label. In this instance, working out the owner’s initials, and then their name is a complex task. The ‘Stephens’ may be sculptor and artist Edward Bowring Stephens (1815-1882).
Antonio Neri, “De Arte Vitraria, Libri VII,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 4, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11508.