For sale is a wonderful piece of art glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a cabinet vase and it is done in Frederick Carder's most desirable Gold Aurene style of glass. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 2 3/8" tall and is 2 5/8" in diameter.
This vase has that classic Grecian Urn shape and it displays an outstanding gold iridescence that rivaled L.C. Tiffany's Favrile style of art glass. The gold iridescence is about as good as it gets. The brilliant gold sheen makes the vase appear to have been made out of metal but it is the ever so fragile glass. The inside nick has strong fuchsia tones is just wonderful to view. It is silky soft to the touch and eye candy to the eyes.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are the normal scratches to the bottom and a few tiny and mean tiny iridescence nicks which is typical of normal age wear. The piece is signed on the bottom with the etched "STEUBEN AURENE" signature mark along with its shape number "2648" which is also etched. The "8" is a little distorted from the scratches to the underside exterior edge.
Steuben cabinet pieces are HTF and you only see these on Ebay but a few times a year if you are lucky. The much larger version of this shape is commonly found on Ebay and in the Auction Houses. You rarely see these smaller cabinet pieces as fewer were made. Those of you whom collect Steuben Gold Aurene will surely welcome this wonderful cabinet piece into your collection. I'm sure the buyer will be quite pleased for many years with their purchase. This vase was made circa 1918-1925.
I will document this shape on the Steuben Club Website below.
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