Presentation vase

Long Island Flint Glass Works of Christian Dorflinger American

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.

#4524. Presentation vase

Presentation vase, Long Island Flint Glass Works of Christian Dorflinger (1852–63), Blown, cut, and engraved glass, American

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