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Gift of the New Bedford Glass Society

This vase has everything that makes Dorflinger glass special—green glass applied over a high quality crystal, cut in an elegant pattern that makes the most of the optic properties of lead crystal. The Montrose pattern has sections of hob-and-lace that alternate with sections of round, concave punties or “bulls eye” cuts. The green glass is applied to the clear glass while it is still molten and then the object is blown. After the shape is created and has been annealed to room temperature, the piece is cut using stone wheels. When the New Bedford Glass Society became defunct, the organization placed items from their collection in museums throughout the country.