For sale is a wonderful piece of art glass blown by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is an spiral optic swirl vase and it is done in the ever popular Pomona Green crystal glass. The vase has some size to it as it stands 6 3/4" tall and is 6 1/2" in diameter. The top opening is 4 3/4" in diameter inside measurements. The foot has a diameter of 3 7/8".
The vase displays a very beautiful ribbed optic swirl pattern in the Pomona Green crystal colored glass. The vase has a nice wide swollen shape with a wide top opening to receive flowers. The ribbing starts at the top lip and spirals counter clockwise all the way to the bottom. The ribbing is very pronounced at the top and seem to disappear as it approached the bottom. You cannot feel this ribbing on the outside of the vase at the bottom but at the top where it is more pronounced you can feel it on both sides of the glass. The Foot is round and is made from the same piece of glass as the body and is not applied.
The vase is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are some scratches along the body and underside bottom as well as a few scuff marks. This is consistent with age wear. I have shown the most obtrusive one as the others are minor. There are a few teeny air bubbles within the body of the vase. This vase has a countersunk polished pontil, the sign of a quality piece of art glass. The piece is signed on the bottom with Steuben's acid etched block signature mark that reads "STEUBEN".
This is a nice example and when flicked with the finger it rings like fine crystal should. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. This is known as shape number 6031 in the Steuben catalog pages. Steuben made this vase in 2 sizes. This is the smaller size as it is considered the 7" size. There was a larger 10" size also made in this same form. This vase was made during the Frederick Carder years circa 1915-1932.
I will attach a link to the Steuben Club website that shows a picture of this form in this same color.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?RecordID=25649&back=1 Click on or copy and paste to access archives