Here is your opportunity to own a set of six finger bowls with underplates made by America's finest glass maker, Christian Dorflinger! This beautiful set of clear lead crystal bowls were cased in cranberry and cut back to clear in the Renaissance pattern. These American brilliant bowls are blown, hand cut and polished. They ring like bells when tapped lightly with a pencil!
If you are not familiar with the glass made by Dorflinger, I invite you to read his biography to get insight to the important contribution this genius brought to the importance of American glassmaking. He was born in the northern part of France in 1828. Due to the death of his father when he was only 10 years old, Christian Dorflinger began his apprenticeship in glass making at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in Lorraine. In 1846, he immigrated to America with his widowed mother and four siblings.
He worked for a time for Excelsior Flint Glass Company. Then, he worked for a time for Captain Aaron Flower making glass lamps and chinmenies. By 1852, he was married and beginning his own glass business in New York. He was commissioned by President Abraham Lincoln to make the famous Coat of Arms crystal which was used in the White House for 30 years.
In 1891, President Benjamin Harrison commissioned Dorflinger to make new set for the White House. During his career, Dorflinger was commissioned by presidents, foreign leaders, and the world's wealthiest to make crystal table sets and other lovely pieces. He began what is now known as the American Brilliant Period after his awards at the Exposition of 1876. The brilliant period lasted until about 1917. His sons kept the business going until 1921.This is only a brief history of this great glassmaker. This lovely set is in perfect condition. Each bowl is 4 3/4" in diameter at the top and 2 3/4" at the bottom. The bowls are 2 1/2 in height.
The underplates are 6 1/8 in diameter. Please look at all photos and read the full description. Disregard any specks that show in the photos. These are only glare from my camera. I have a smoke free, pet free environment.
Upon receipt of your order, please contact me if there is a problem. Despite all efforts toward perfection, as humans, mistakes can be made!Do not return damaged items to me. Please view other items I have for sale. Thank you very much for your interest. The item "Dorflinger ABP Cranberry Cut to Clear 6 Renaissance Finger Bowls WithUnderplates" is in sale since Friday, October 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\American Brilliant". The seller is "authenticantiques1989" and is located in Baird, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam.