For Sale is a wonderful piece of Art Glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a very hard to find Acid Cut Back Vase or ACB". This Pattern was one of Frederick Carder's favorites as it depicted "Birds of Paradise". The Vase is quite large as it stands 8 7/8" tall and is 7 1/2" in diameter at the shoulder. The foot has a diameter of 4 3/8".
The Vase displays an extremely beautiful floral pattern of "Birds in Paradise" sitting on branches looking at each other. There is foliage surrounding the birds and there are 6 birds acid etched in the vase. The pattern repeats itself 3 times and covers the entire vase. You can see the whole pattern from any angle when displayed. The details in this vase were acid cut from Steuben's Jade Green to Alabaster Glass. The detail is outstanding and extremely delicate. The shape of the vase is equally as nice. It is a tapered swollen form with a squat flared out lip on a round alabaster foot. An elegant and impressive size. These Acid Cut Back Vases are some of Frederick Carder's nicest examples of Art Glass that Steuben ever made. The detail in the Flowers, Leaves and stems is simply outstanding! It has a nice wide mouth to accommodate a nice Flower arrangement.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There a few small scratches along the bottom on the Jade. This is very hard to see and can only be seen when held to the light at an angle. The Inside of the Vase is extremely clean and shows no signs of Calcium deposits. The piece is not signed on the bottom but there is no mistaken that this is Steuben. The Vase does have a counter sunk polished pontil. This is the mark of a quality piece of art glass along with the fire polished and rolled top rim.
This Vase is known as shape number "938" in the Steuben Catalog pages. Those of you who are not sure this is Steuben, I will attach a link for you to view this shape on the Steuben Club shape website.
This is one of the nicest forms to find in the Acid Cut Back Vases. Those of you whom Collect Steuben ACB Vases will surely welcome this wonderful Vase into your Collection. I'm sure the buyer will be extremely pleased with their purchase. Here is the link to the shape in the Steuben Achieves. This Vase was made Circa 1915-1925.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.com/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=24652&back=1 Click on or copy and paste highlighted link to the left into you browser.