This highly unusual vase was cut by Dorflinger in their Inverness pattern. The exact piece is pictured in their catalog reprint and can be seen in the last photo. The vase is imposing and heavy and the shape, with the fluted bottom, is something Dorflinger seemed to like to use on some of their nicest vases. This size was the largest that Dorflinger made, as evidenced by the catalog.
The Inverness pattern is split into three distinct sections depending on the vases curvy shape. The top flare features a hobstar cluster framed on either side by a long band of hobnail. The hobnail band is topped with what can only be described as a crossed cane cutting which is particularly unusual. The center or waist of the vase features a deeply cut 16-point hobstar. The lower curve of the vase repeats the top portion of hte pattern with the hobstar cluster. The flared base is fluted and notched. The base is finished with a rayed star.
This heavy piece is quite large measuring 15 1/8″ tall and close to 4 1/2″ wide. It’s in perfect condition with the exception of a few interior scratches at the base. The unique shape and high glass quality separate it from the pack.
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