Exceptional Dorflinger Victor Champagne Tankard – SOLD
This is perhaps the best blank I’ve ever seen on a piece of Dorflinger. It’s extremely thick and even more impressive than it’s thickness is its clarity. The term “water-white” doesn’t even begin to describe it. Add to that the sheer size of the piece and you’ve got a world-class pitcher. The Victor pattern is easily one of Dorfligner’s most underrated patterns.
This pitcher features a chain of jeweled-center hobstars on both the top and bottom. The base chain also features crosshatching between each hobstar. Both of these two chains are linked by long vertical bars of notched prism. After every four bars, there is a completely clear pointed miter which runs directly between the two hobstars. The base is covered with a deeply cut 24-point hobstar. The handle of this piece is incredible. Over an 1″ thick in some places, it’s cut like Dorflinger did to many of their choice pitchers and decanters – with large honail and notching on either side.
This pitcher is in drop-dead mint condition. I can’t even find a fleck in the cutting. Dorflinger, being the master wood-wheel polish folks, did a number on this one. It just radiates light like you wish every piece did. This very large tankard measures 14″ tall and 5 5/8″ across the base.