Oval Convex Glass #900A

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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 oval convex glass is most popular with our Vintage Collection of frames, our convex bubble glass will fit any frame we make.

Measuring Convex Glass

Oval 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). Oval 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, we also custom bend any size of convex bubble glass up to 20" x 24". Each custom bend requires a paper tracing of the size required. The line you draw will be the line the glass is cut to. You will need to allow 3-4 weeks delivery after we receiving the tracing to produce your custom size convex glass.

History

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 oval 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 an oval 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?

Oval 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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153 Reviews

  • 5
    Victorian Bubble Glass

    Posted by Monica Linford on 6th May 2022

    I was just sick when I broke the antique frame that belonged to my mother. This product was a perfect replacement. So happy to find it.

  • 5
    Oval convex glass

    Posted by Debbie on 3rd Apr 2022

    We are very pleased with our purchase! Product was shipped & arrived in good order. We replaced the glass in a frame from the late 1800's and it fit perfectly, ensuring many generations can enjoy the picture for many years to come. Thank you!

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Paul fitzgerald on 1st Apr 2022

    Quick delivery perfect fit

  • 5
    Oval convex glass #900A

    Posted by Lexy on 6th Mar 2022

    Received within 4-5 days after order in perfect shape and fit the frame just right. My 118 year old picture is back on the wall the way it should be.

  • 5
    Excellent quality

    Posted by Margaret Battiste on 3rd Feb 2022

    The glass was perfect and restored the beauty of a family heirloom photograph.

  • 5
    Oval Convex Glass

    Posted by Neal Ragonesi on 3rd Feb 2022

    Perfect Sized,as described, good quality. And excellent packaging

  • 5
    Glass fit the frame perfectly . Very good product as we needed.eded.

    Posted by Dale Phillips on 15th Nov 2021

    Package arrived in excellent condition and came in on time. Frame now is complete for our vintage picture, Thanks

  • 5
    Domed glass

    Posted by Kelly G. on 9th Oct 2021

    This was perfect fit for an antique oval frame that had domed glass that cracked. Shipping was very fast and was very well protected in the box. So very glad I found this website for this type of glass since no one else seems to make it. Plus being in the US sealed the deal. I work in a custom framing shop and will highly recommend this website.

  • 5
    Love it.

    Posted by Tom Lockwood on 23rd Sep 2021

    It turns out we needed a standard size and to our delight we were able to get our glass quickly. We were able to install it in our frame easily and the picture looks beautiful. Thanks!

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