For sale is a beautiful piece of art glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is footed Grecian urn vase and it is done in Frederick Carder's most desirable Blue Aurene glass. The vase has some size to it as it stands 6 3/4" tall and is 6" in diameter. The foot has a diameter of 3 5/8".
The vase displays that classic footed Grecian Urn shape and it has an outstanding Blue Aurene iridescence that rivaled L.C. Tiffany's Favrile style of art glass at the turn of the Century. The blue iridescence is about as good as it gets. The blue iridescence is pretty uniform and evenly colored. The inside curve in the neck emits very strong fuchsia tones. This wonderful vessel sits on a round foot or platform. When looking inside the vessel it has some of the nicest Peacock Blue iridescence I have ever seen with a Steuben vase.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are minor scratches on the underside bottom smooth and polished edge but nothing obtrusive. There is a few pencil tip nicks in the iridescent body. There is a counter sunk pontil the sign of a quality piece of art glass. The vase is signed on the bottom above and below the pontil with the etched "Aurene" signature mark along with its shape number "938" which is also etched.
This is truly an excellent example and of investment quality. Those of you whom collect Steuben Blue Aurene will surely welcome this wonderful vase into your collection. I'm quite sure the buyer will be happy for many years with their purchase.
This piece was made Circa 1905-1920 during the Frederick Carder years. I have attached a link to the Steuben Club Website to document this shape below.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=ShapeIndex&recordID=27776&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into browser to Access Catalog Picture