General Discussion, Saturday, February 18, 2023

On this date in 1848, Louis Comfort Tiffany was born. He was an American designer internationally recognized as one of the greatest proponents of Art Nouveau, particularly in the art of glassmaking.

100 years after being hung at a Rhode Island church, a stunning Tiffany stained-glass window can now be admired by visitors at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). It is now known as the Hartwell Memorial Window.

From Encyclopedia Britannica:

Tiffany’s experiments with stained glass, begun in 1875, led to the establishment three years later of his own glassmaking factory at Corona in Queens, New York. By the 1890s he was a leading glass producer, experimenting with unique means of colouring.

He became internationally famous for the glass that he named Favrile, a neologism from the Latin faber (“craftsman”). Favrile glass, iridescent and freely shaped, was sometimes combined with bronzelike alloys and other metals; such examples, some signed “L.C. Tiffany” or “L.C.T.,” enjoyed widespread popularity from 1890 to 1915 and were revived again in the 1960s. His Favrile glass was admired abroad, especially in central Europe, where it created a new fashion.

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30 Responses to General Discussion, Saturday, February 18, 2023

  1. Lucille says:

    Thank you, Stella, for the beautiful items of Tiffany glass.

    Stellars, have a blessed Saturday with Tiffany around the world….

    Hartford, Connecticut….

    Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, “Angel of the Resurrection Window” c. 1894, First Church of Christ, Hartford, founded in 1636. photo: Greg Shea

    Jersey City, New Jersey…

    “Poppies and Passion Flowers Rapelye Memorial Window,” circa 1915, designed by Agnes Northrop of Tiffany Studios for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jersey City.

    St. Andrews Church, Kimbolton, England…

    This is the only church Tiffany stained glass window in England. It commemorates the twin daughters of the 8th Duke and Consuelo Yznaga.

    The American Church, Paris, France…

    One of two Tiffany glass windows at the church. They are the only church windows done by Tiffany in all of France.

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  3. texan59 says:

    Mornin’, kids! Coffee’s up. Grab a cup!

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  4. texan59 says:

    I see frequent weather updates here, and I got up early enough to hear the local weather sppokes-gal this morning. It’s 37* right now in the HOU and M-F all next week we’re gonna have highs in the 80’s. I’m asking for some anti-psychotic meds for whoever is in charge of this whole thing. Not sure if it’s Greta, algore, or Lurch Kerry, but they’re tryn’a keel us all in a week or two! 😀 😀 😀

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  5. texan59 says:

    The “Oldest Law Enforcement Officer in the World” passes away at 99. In Texas, of course! Plenty of men could outrun him, but not the silver bullet! 😉

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  6. auscitizenmom says:

    Afternoon, All. 34* here and overcast. It snowed lightly last night so there is just a fresh sprinkle on the ground. Actually it is snowing now, but, just like a flake at a time, though. It is hard to tell unless you are actually out in it. Loki doesn’t care.

    Hope you all are having good weather and staying well.

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