AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS PUNCH BOWL RUSSIAN PATTERN

DORFLINGER AMERICAN BRILLIANT PERIOD CUT GLASS PUNCH BOWL RUSSIAN PATTERN 13 1/2" DIAMETER X 7 3/4" HIGH, CIRCA 1890-1900



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ORIGINS OF THE "RUSSIAN" PATTERN IN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS:





From researching through reading and illustrations, we most probably have a piece produced by Dorflinger.

HISTORY OF DORFLINGER GLASS

The Dorflinger Bros. were French immigrants who began manufacturing glass in Brooklyn, New York with a company known as Long Island Flint Glass Works. By 1861, they were in a new glass company, the Greenpoint Flint Glass Works. In 1862, Christian Dorflinger established the Wayne County Glass Company, White Hills, Pennsylvania. In 1870, it became known as C. Dorflinger & Sons. Christian Dorflinger died in 1915 and left his sons to continue the business. But as with many successful companies, the ravages of WW I took its tole on them as well as many other great American glass factories, and they too had to close. The doors to the Dorflinger factory apparently closed in 1921. Like Gorham, Libbey and Hawkes, the Dorflinger factory produced quit a large percentage of glass for the United States, probably up to 25% of glass produced.

We do know from reading that their notoriety was gained because The White House had made commissioned orders from them for various presidents, namely President Benjamin Harrison (President from 1889-1893), President Theodore Roosevelt (President from 1901-1909), and President Grover Cleveland (President from 1885-1889 and from 1893-1897).  Such high commissioned work certainly was a testament to the craftsmanship and desirability of their work and made them world renowned as a premier glass factory.

Today we have a museum dedicated to the memory of Dorflinger and his magnificent glass situated in White Hills, Pennsylvania.

With this in-depth description and pertinent information, I think I have offered you vital information to make a wise decision about this lovely cut glass punch bowl.

CONDITION: BTEF condition. It is in great condition except for a very minute flea bite on the rim which is barely noticeable unless pointed out.


ITEM NUMBER: PFTP000231
PRICE: $1,250.00

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