Hexagon Convex Glass #900X

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 Product Description

 We have been bending and fitting antique replica convex glass (also known as bubble glass or domed glass) since the early 1970s, and we currently stock most antique sizes and shapes along with their modern equivalents. Although hexagon convex glass is most popular with our Vintage Collection of frames, our convex bubble glass will fit any frame we make.

 Measuring Convex Glass

Hexagon Convex bubble glass is measured just like oval flat glass, measuring length and width directly across the glass (not around the bend of the glass). Hexagon convex glass generally has a depth of between 3/4" to 1" although deeper bends are possible. The most popular sizes often seem unusual such as the Oval 13 1/2" x 19 5/8". Many people are concerned that these odd sizes are no longer available or will require custom bending fees. However, we stock many of these unusual antique sizes, and most often no custom set up fees are required.

Although we stock 15 standard sizes of oval convex glass, and offer custom convex glass options for it, we have just one size of hexagon convex glass 


 Although oval picture frames make up less than 5% of all picture frames produced today, this has not always been the case. Over half of the picture frames produced in America by some the largest picture frame factories in the late 1800's up to about 1940 were oval picture frames, round picture frames, or antique octagon picture frames. A large percentage of these frames were used to frame family portraits with convex glass. Today many attics and basements are home to these family heirlooms framed in antique frames and often broken convex bubble glass.

Victorian Frame Company has a long history of bending convex glass replacements for these images. Our glass bending started in the early 1970’s and today we continue to manufacture convex glass along with a unique collection of antique replica frames. See our Vintage Collection of frames.

 Uses of Convex Glass

Most hexagon convex glass is used to cover antique portraits in which the photographs themselves were also convex. We produce convex glass to fit our own antique replica frames, and also can supply a hexagon convex glass replacement to fit actual antique frames. We also regularly produce convex glass replacements to replace broken pieces in clocks, gauges and other instruments.

 The Bending Process

Convex Glass is made by laying flat glass into frame molds and heating the glass to temperatures that allow the glass to slump. Longer heat creates a deeper bend.

 Deep Convex Glass or Acrylic Domes?

Hexagon convex glass normally has a bend of about 3/4" to 1”. If you are displaying an item that has more depth than a photo or canvas, then you may consider using our oval acrylic domes which fit all our frames and range in depth from 2.5" up to 7". To view our acrylic domes click here.


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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Perfect fit

    Posted by Lee Price on 22nd Mar 2019

    I had been searching for several years to find a replacement glass for an old picture taken in 1936. Zero trouble, and perfect fit.

  • 5
    5 Star Product

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Mar 2017

    I recently received a stunning color photograph of my mother at age 4...in 1932. Unfortunately, the glass had been broken several years ago so I needed a replacement. Hard to find a shop that still makes these quality frames and glass...so I was excited to find Victorian Frame Company. I spoke to a representative who instructed me to mail a template of my photo frame. I was contacted to confirm my order within days...and my replacement glass arrived about a week later. Shipping was FAST, the quality of the glass was superb, packing was awesome, and communication with the company was the BEST!! I have already recommended this fabulous company to all of my friends...one who has already made a purchase wirh Victorian Frame Company. He has thanked me over and over again for my recommendation. I have absolutely no hesitation to highly recommend them to anyone. You will be very happy with their products and all aspects of their services. Kudos to Victorian Frame Company...a company with "days of old" quality products and services. I'm so grateful... Annette Bolton, Sparks, Nevada

  • 5
    Convex Glass

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Aug 2013

    Excellent product, service and shipping; phone person was very helpful, informed and cordial.

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