Aug 22, 2023
Have you looked at the online Shape Gallery lately? Scott Coots, our webmaster, has been busily adding new Steuben examples to the CSGA website. You should check it out and enjoy the latest beautiful additions. And while you’re there, take a look at the shape numbers and send us pictures if you have items that are not documented.
Here are some of the recent additions showing off their beautiful Bristol Yellow color.
This Symposium talk will review the history of the Dorflinger companies and the glass they produced. Founded by a young immigrant glassblower named Christian Dorflinger, the Dorflinger glass companies operated in Brooklyn, New York and White Mills, Pennsylvania from 1852 until 1921, producing luxury cut and engraved glass tableware for the White House, foreign governments, and wealthy Gilded Age families. Although perhaps best known for the rich cut and engraved glassware popular during the American Brilliant Period, the Dorflinger companies also produced several innovative art glass lines beginning in the early 1900s. These include color cased, acid cut, and gold decorated cameo glass, the acid-etched floral Kalana line, the solid pastel color blown glass Reproduction Venetian line, and the Opal Glass line. We hope you plan to attend to enjoy this presentation!
Jim Asselstine retired in 2013 after a 40-year career in government and the financial services industry. He is a resident of Tyler Hill, PA, and is the founder, president, and director of the Dorflinger Factory Museum in White Mills, PA. Jim is an avid student of the history of the Dorflinger companies and is a frequent lecturer on the Dorflinger companies and the glass they produced. He is a past trustee and chairman of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, which owns and operates the Dorflinger Glass Museum. Jim is also a past president of the American Cut Glass Association, and a past president of the Fellows of the Corning Museum of Glass.
We hope you are planning to attend this year’s CSGA Symposium (September 7-9, 2023 in Corning, New York). The schedule of Symposium events, information on hotel accommodations, and the link to register can all be found on the CSGA website here. Please note that all registrations must be received by September 1.