For sale is a utilitarian piece of art glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a hand blown "Luncheon Plate" and it is done in the Bristol Yellow Crystal Glass with a wheel engraved pattern. The plate is a good size as it stands 1/2" tall and is 8 3/8" in diameter.
The plate has a very pleasing amber yellow crystal base glass that is accented with a wheel engraved pattern of beads and a wreath comprised of stylized leaves. This is a stepped plate as it has a bowl like center and a raised outer edge that is alive with all the etching from the wheel.
The Plate is considered to be in very good condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are minor scratches on the inside of the plate and the bottom side which is consistent with this shape and its age. I have shown pictures of the plate and it is very hard to see the scratches. This plate is signed with an acid etched "Steuben" inside a "Fleur de Lis" signature mark The plate on the bottom side is flat to the touch. This is a quality hand blown art glass plate.
Those of you who collect Steuben Glass and want a nice example of a wheel engraved plate in the Bristol Yellow color then this is the one for you. This is known as shape number 2028 in the Steuben catalog of shapes. I have enclosed a link below to view this plate in the Steuben Club archives of shapes. This plate was made, Circa 1915-1925.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=24259&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into browser to see documentation.