Diane Wright talks to a group from a church in Salisbury, Maryland about the windows long reported to be Tiffany....and she says that most of the pieces are painted....which would exclude them from being from Tiffany Studio.....possibly Lamb?? or?? Seems there were comments about this subject back a few months ago.
Sorry, got the OTHER link,...thanks Wayne for correcting the situation!!!
It seems to me the church folks might have researched the style of their stained glass images sometime in the past 20 years, comparing them with KNOWN Tiffany windows.... noting most of their pieces were painted while Tiffany windows aren't.......!!!
I had a situation where someone's Grandmother had said the church windows were Tiffany,, and it was very difficult to convince the people the windows were probably from a noted Chicago studio.....but they finally agreed that Grandma was misinformed!!
Trinity United Methodist in Salisbury, MD, seem to have finally cracked the mystery of who made their stained glass windows, and it's not Tiffany. They now think it was Donald MacDonald Studios of Boston (and they have at least one 1904 newspaper article to back this up for four of the windows), designed by Flora MacDonald:
Trinity United do have two stunning Tiffany mosaics. The church (and the article) date these both to 1910 but the first mosaic dates to 1908-1911 (initial design to unveiling) and the second mosaic dates to 1928.
The two mosaics look very similar in style, and with a near enough identical frame, which I think is what caused the confusion. It's amazing Tiffany Studios managed to produce such similar mosaics 17 years apart.
Frederick Wilson is attributed as the designer of the first mosaic and the second mosaic looks like his style as well. He was in California, working for Judson, from the early 1920s, but he could have still done designs for Tiffany of course.
old newspaper articles are the best bet to discover what firm made stained glass windows.......and, there may be initials hidden somewhere that could be found....some years ago I drove about 2 hours to help id some windows, and.....it didn't take long to actually find a signature, so now, before I take a long trip, I suggest they look for initial, or even signatures....and of course, find old newspapers....
Barbara in Michigan
Last edited on Thu Feb 14th, 2019 03:31 pm by Krueger