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New Jerusalem Stained Glass Window
First Presbyterian Church

One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY

First Presbyterian Church - Official Web Site

Studios: Tiffany Studios (signature in last photo below)
Year installed: 1916 (Building erected 1889-91)
Style: Opalescent
Designer: Frederick Wilson


East transept.
Gallery window: New Jerusalem
Ground level window: Christ the King

On this page, below: New Jerusalem

(See also, on a different page: Christ the King)


Gallery window - New Jerusalem



New Jerusalem.
Tiffany Studios (signature in last photo below) ... New Jerusalem - Iconography
Opalescent glass ... Chandelier, also by Tiffany Studios


New Jerusalem - one of 3 chandeliers.
The three Tiffany Studios chandeliers are miniature copies of the great candelabra in Sancta Sophia in Constantinople.  These were three were originally designed for electric light bulbs but have a small cup under each bulb to simulate the oil well in the original candelabra.


"New Jerusalem": Revelations 21



New Jerusalem - Upper left panel.
Opalescent glass.

"Holy City, Jerusalem ...  shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal." - Rev 21:10-11

"There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west." -  Rev 21:13

"The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass." - Rev 21:18-21


New Jerusalem - Upper center panel 



New Jerusalem - Upper center panel



New Jerusalem - Lower left panel



New Jerusalem - Lower left panel



New Jerusalem - Lower left panel
Note mottled glass



New Jerusalem - Lower left panel bottom
New Jerusalem: Revelations 2: 10



New Jerusalem - Lower center panel



New Jerusalem - Lower center panel



New Jerusalem - Lower center panel
Plated - Up to six layers of glass



New Jerusalem - Lower center panel


New Jerusalem - Lower right panel 
Signature: Tiffany Studios ... Both John LaFarge and Louis Comfort Tiffany used irregular nuggets - "jewels" - that were chipped and fractured with a hammer.




 Special thanks to Business Manager Christina Trachtenberg for her cooperation in 2010.

Photos 2010  Chuck LaChiusa
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