For Sale is a Lovely piece of Art Glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The Item is a Hand Blown "Optic Ribbed Stemmed Sherbet" or "Champagne" and it is done in the "Antique Green" transparent glass with Topaz (Amber) Stem". The Sherbet is a nice size as it stands 4 5/8" tall and is 3 7/8" in diameter. The foot has a diameter of 2 13/16".
The Stemmed Sherbet displays a wonderful optic Vertical ribbing in its Blue Gray Antique Green transparent cup. The foot of the sherbet is round and also displays this same beautiful Antique Green transparent glass. The Sherbet is further accented with an elegant shaped transparent amber Topaz glass stem. The top lip is fire polished and has a rounded edge.
This stemmed sherbet is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are a few very minor scratches on the bottom of the foot but the Interior of the Glass shows virtually no signs of wear. The Sherbet is somewhat light in weight. This is a real elegant color combination! This Sherbet is signed on the bottom edge in an etched block letters that read "STEUBEN". This Sherbet also displays a counter sunk polished Pontil on the bottom, the sign of a Quality Hand Blown piece of Art Glass. This is known as shape number 2680 in the Steuben Achieves of shapes. This particular Stemmed Sherbet has a more elegant taller stem that is not all that commonly found in this shape. You will see this when you look at all the different glass colors for this shape on the Steuben Site. I will provide a link below to show this for you to see that this is Steuben Glass highlighted below.
Steuben Art Glass is some the highest quality glass you can own. At the turn of the century LCT Tiffany Studio's Favrile line was their main competitor and their fared equally as well creating some of the nicest Art Glass pieces the World has ever seen. Steuben Stemware is somewhat hard to find in excellent condition. These items were used and most of them did not make it through. Those of you who collect Steuben Stemware, or the blue gray/antique green with topaz-amber and want an exceptional example, do not let this one slip by you!!
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?RecordID=24569&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into browser to see documentation.
This piece was made, Circa 1920-1929.