'Antiques Roadshow' to feature Flagler College on Oct. 27 episode
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (10/15/2014)(readMedia)-- Flagler College is home to the world's largest collection of Tiffany stained-glass windows. So it's no surprise that popular PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" wanted to visit. The results of their trip will air nationally on Oct. 27, and can be seen locally on WJCT at 8 p.m.
Antiques appraiser Arlie Sulka, a Louis Comfort Tiffany glass expert and owner of New York City gallery Lillian Nassau, visited the college with "Roadshow" host Mark Walberg while the show was in Jacksonville in June 2013.
While Sulka is a Tiffany expert, she was just as taken with some of the hidden treasures she found throughout the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, the centerpiece of Flagler and a National Historic Landmark.
She marveled at a large vase signed by Emile Galle while touring the building with Flagler historian and retired history professor Dr. Thomas Graham. Galle was an important contributor to the Art Nouveau style of glassmaking and ceramics in the late 1800s. Sulka said the vase was "magnificently decorated" and one of the best Galle examples she had seen.
For more information on the episode, visit pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow.
Flagler College is a private, four-year comprehensive college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs - the largest being business administration, communication, psychology and education. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, an industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.