Fake or Fortune?  It’s the name of a British Art show that examines whether works of art are real or counterfeit – and it’s fascinating.

It’s a sad but true fact, be it a painting or Tiffany glass, whenever you have antique items of value, you will have fakes.  The same problem exists with American Brilliant Glass – some of which has a five digit price tag.  So this weekend there will be a seminar on “fake glass” at the Dorflinger museum in White Mills, PA and Cherish the Old will be going.

The Dorflinger Factory Museum is on the site of the former Dorflinger Glass Works which was in business 1865 – 1921.  Dorflinger companies produced fine lead crystal table ware for U.S. Presidents, governments, and wealthy clients, such as the Rockefeller’s.   

Photo credit: American Brilliant Patterns/FB

In addition to a restored 1883 Cutting Shop the museum houses an extensive collection of glass identified as fake by the American Cut Glass Association.    We will be attending an all day seminar on fake “tells” and recognizing genuine Dorflinger patterns.  This is important because Dorflinger was a company that never signed their pieces.  Watch for a follow up blog on our trip.   

Dorflinger Museum: https://dorflingerfactorymuseum.com/ 

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