Our Savior

American Memorial Windows:

Our Savior

TIFFANY GLASS AND DECORATING COMPANY

  • Types of glass: 1. Opalescent 2. Striated 3. Mottled 4. Rippled 5. Cast Glass Jewels

  • Painting on face

  • Multiple Layers

  • 1900

Although Louis Comfort Tiffany’s company is best known by the name of Tiffany Studios, his vast creative enterprise operated under various names throughout the years. However, the quality and status associated with Tiffany windows remained constant during these changes. The firm was called Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company from 1892–1900. This window was originally designed for the Second Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Ohio.

Our Savior

Our Savior

Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • There is a high level of detail in this window. Each flower cluster is different, and a multitude of small pieces of glass were used to create the flower petals.

  • The jewels in this window are smooth and subtle because they are cast rather than hand cut. Cast jewels are made by pouring molten glass into a mold. The artist used three to five different molds and a variety of glass colors to vary the appearance of the jewels. The jewels were then leaded in and plated over on the back.

BIBLICAL STORY OF THE WINDOW

The Christ Jesus is the focal point of this window; the prevalence of purple glass likely symbolizes his Kingship. The inner border is inscribed I Am the Light of the World in multiple colors. Jesus spoke these words in John 8:12. Luminescent glass creates a halo of light around his head.

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Glass jewel detail of Our Savior

Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company

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Detail of Our Savior

Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company

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Opalescent glass detail of Our Savior

Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company

Detail of Our Savior

Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company

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