Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Presentation vase

Maker:
Long Island Flint Glass Works of Christian Dorflinger (1852–63)
Date:
1859
Geography:
Made in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Blown, cut, and engraved glass
Dimensions:
H. 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm); Diam. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Isabel Lambert Dorflinger, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.391.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
This elegant vase is one of the earliest known Dorflinger presentation glasses. Dated 1859, it was made just one year after Dorflinger built his third, enlarged factory. The Dorflinger Guards, a colorfully uniformed group that performed ceremonial functions and served as a voluntary police force for the local community, presented the vase to Dorflinger’s wife.
Inscription: Engraved in script on shield: "Presented by the officers / & Members of the / Dorflinger Guards / To Mrs. / Dorflinger / January 14th / 1859"
descended in the Dorflinger family, by 1859; Isabel Lambert Dorflinger, Camden, Maine
Related Objects

Compote

Artist: Long Island Flint Glass Works of Christian Dorflinger (1852–63) Date: 1861 Medium: Blown, cut, and engraved glass Accession: 1972.232.1 On view in:Gallery 706

Century Vase

Artist: Designed by Karl L. H. Müller (ca. 1820–1887) Date: 1876 Medium: Porcelain Accession: 1996.95 On view in:Gallery 706

Century Vase

Artist: Karl L. H. Müller (ca. 1820–1887) Date: 1877 Medium: Porcelain Accession: 1987.12 On view in:Gallery 706

Pitcher

Artist: American Porcelain Manufacturing Company (1854–1857) Date: 1853–56 Medium: Porcelain Accession: 1997.430.3 On view in:Gallery 705