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 Posted: Wed Jan 17th, 2007 10:48 pm
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Here is a Tiffany window I saw In Detroit Last Friday with Barbara Krueger as my tour guide.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 17th, 2007 10:51 pm
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Here is another.

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Adam,

I believe that there is a wonderful set of "Gothic" windows made by the Tiffany studios in Chicago. I did see them long ago, quite different than the norm for Tiffany. Someone else may know these windows. Worth seeing if you can get the chance.

Michael



 Posted: Sat Jan 20th, 2007 01:41 am
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Michael,

You wouldn't believe where these are located, they are in a side stairwell going up to the choir loft. I doubt that many people stop to appreciate them. I was really surprised that they weren't in the main sanctuary.

Adam



 Posted: Sat Jan 20th, 2007 09:08 pm
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Michael,

What exactly do you mean by "Tiffany of Chicago?".  The windows Adam has provided the photos for date from 1926/27, are signed (and have been signed since at least 1949 according to a newspaper article I saw).  The jewels are magnificant!  The painting is not at all what you would expect from turn of the century Tiffany studio windows.  Does anyone know who the painters were at the studio in the middle 1920s?   Or the location of other windows from the same time frame to do a comparison.

 

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I just reread your posting Michael, and I now see you said Tiffany IN Chicago...not Tiffany OF Chicago....big difference.  Sorry I misunderstood!! Those probably are First Presbyterian south of the loop area.  There are quite a few Tiffany windows in Detroit - churches mainly, a private home (now an upscale restaurant) and the administration building for the county. 

 

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Here is the signature in reflected light.

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Jewels close up.

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Daylight peeking through and jewel.

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The Tiffany windows Adam "featured" are not in their original location in the church.  A 1949 newspaper article about the church clearly shows the windows in another location.  The original congregation merged with another in 1971 and the records are somewhat muddled as to when and why they were moved to the stairwell, really out of the way.  But, Adam's closeup photo of the jewels are really outstanding.  In "real time", it is difficult to hone in on some of the smaller elements.  The square jewels that are in the border - think about it - the colors needed to be compatible and the annealing for something that thick had to be just right.  I didn't notice any cracks but will look more carefully the next time.  http://detroit1701.org/St.%20Matthew-Joseph%20Episcopal.html   The Tiffany windows are in the rounded tower to the left, in this photo.  The large rose is basically a simple grasaille, as are the clerestory windows.



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