2020 Award of Excellence – Conservation — Materials, Craftsmanship & Construction

Massey Mansion (Keg Restaurant):
Painted, Stained, Enamelled Leaded Glass Laylight Replication
(Toronto, ON)

Awarded to:

John Wilcox (Vitreous Glassworks)

Under the direction of the Standards and Guidelines of Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. The goal was to create an honest and harmonious replica utilizing materials and procedures procured and employed in kind. The two original glass pieces are set into the replica as before, and replica glass was discreetly tagged with maker & date to inform further work. After matching the glass and lead, an illustrated cartoon was created from a chance photo taken the year before by John Wilcox.