Art: Jade in Church

In Chicago last week, the North Shore Baptist Church dedicated a novel new window. The design is simple enough—a small (6½ ft. high, 3½ ft. wide), bare cross with a single inscribed rosette on a plain background, done in soft rose, clear white, and a dozen shades of cool green. What makes it unique and arresting is that it consists of 446 pieces of beautifully cut and polished jade.

The North Shore Baptists owe their precious window to Baptist Millionaire James Lewis Kraft, 77-year-old founder of Kraft Foods, and an ardent lapidary in his spare time. Cheesemaker Kraft began collecting rare natural...

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