Flagler’s famed Tiffany stained glass featured on ‘Antiques Roadshow’
Mar 19, 2015
Flagler College is home to the world’s largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained-glass windows. So it was no surprise that popular PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” wanted to feature them during a stopover in nearby Jacksonville. That segment, filmed in 2013, aired this past October and garnered Flagler and the former Hotel Ponce de Leon a national spotlight.
Antiques appraiser Arlie Sulka, a Tiffany glass expert and owner of New York City gallery Lillian Nassau, visited the college with “Roadshow” host Mark Walberg in June 2013. They filmed the “Field Trip” segment of the show in the Ponce’s Dining Hall surrounded by more than 70 Tiffany windows. Sulka and Walberg gave background information on Tiffany and his glass-making techniques, as well as history on the Ponce.
Built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil, the former grand resort is today the centerpiece of the college and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
To watch the clip, go to www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/video/201302F03.html