Sea Dog, this is a seldom used symbol of heraldry. It was a fanciful attempt to represent the beaver of the New World based on written reports.
They got the tail right but not much else. The panel is 4 3/4 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches high and comes with a chain for hanging. The glass has been painted with vitreous paints which fuse to the glass when kiln fired. The glass in this piece were fired multiple times to achieve the needed effects.
It was crafted using the Tiffany method, solder applied to copper foil, dark patina and framed with came lead. I grew up around stained glass and have my own studio for over fifty years.I still have many similar pieces from my family that were crafted 70 to 80 years ago. This piece is new but made in the same way stained glass has been made for centuries. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Stained Glass Windows". The seller is "glasscraftsman2013" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.