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Dorflinger Knowledge Search
In reply to Michael Krumms search for information on Kalana patterns, I have compiled a two page bibliography of information and resources. Here is a brief summary. If readers want to get in touch with me to receive the entire bibliography, I am a member of the Carder Steuben Club, and they can obtain my email address through the directory.
According to the CMoG website, Kalana, a combination of cutting and acid etching, was introduced by Dorflinger in 1907, in an attempt to produce less expensive but still elaborate glass for the high-end market. It was made in a variety of floral patterns that were influenced by Art Nouveau, an artistic movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that originated in France and was inspired by nature. Kalana became quite popular, but it was made for a relatively brief period; the company stopped production in 1921. The Kalana patterns were designed by an Englishman, Charles O. Northwood, who came to work for the Dorflinger firm in 1907.
Corning Museum of Glass collection (all objects can be viewed by searching the www.cmog.org website for Kalana, and limiting the search to Artwork)
Fingerbowl and Plate in "Kalana Lily" Pattern 70.4.69
Tumbler Kalana Lily 79.4.572
Vase Kalana Pansy 88.4.46
Grapefruit bowl Kalana Geranium 88.4.47
Tumbler Kalana Poppy 94.4.163
Serving plate Kalana Lily 97.4.240
Punch bowl,Kalana Lily, 97.4.241
Kalana Vase with 3 large sunflowers 2008.4.54
Punch bowl, Kalana Poppy, 2009.4.64
Dorflinger Factory Museums collection is not accessible through their website, but they can be contacted : email@example.com. The Dorflinger Glass Museums collection is also not accessible on their website.
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