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GLASS AT THE DORFLINGER FACTORY MUSEUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 14, 2019

The Dorflinger Factory Museum

The museum is located in beautiful White Mills Pennsylvania. The Museum is in renovated buildings which were part of the old Dorflinger Glas Works and in the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary. This link is to their website: dorflingerfactorymuseum.org.

The glass collection is one of the Nation’s largest collection of American brilliant-cut Dorflinger glass displayed in the home of the founder.  It is more than 1,000 pieces of cut, engraved, etched, gilded and enameled crystal.

Beginning in the 1860s, Christian Dorflinger transformed White Mills from a sleepy hamlet on the banks of the Lackawaxen River into a bustling industrial center. For more than half a century the Dorflinger Glas Works produced exquisite cut lead crystal that graced many of America’s finest tables, including those of several White House administrations.

The museum is arranged so that it tells the story of how these glasses were made and shows how it was used in a beautiful period room. Below are pictures of the museum and the some of examples of the fine glass collection.

 

There are two Dorflinger museums in White Mills – the Dorflinger Glass Museum in the grey farmhouse (pictured below) where the family first lived when they came to White Mills, and the Dorflinger Factory Museum (above) in the old factory buildings.  The Dorflinger Glass Museum website is Dorflinger.org.

DORFLINGER GLASS MUSEUM

 

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  1. Judy Gonyeau said, on May 16, 2019 at 10:36 am

    The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles did a story on them in 2017 and this is such a great museum! Here’s the story – http://journalofantiques.com/features/christian-dorflinger-american-cut-glass-industry/
    Thank you!


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