For sale is a lovely piece of art glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is called a "Flower Form Shade Vase" and it is done in Frederick Carder's most desirable Gold Aurene style of art glass. The vase stands 5 1/2" tall and is 5 1/4" in diameter at the mouth or top opening of the vase.
The vase is just gorgeous!! The gold Aurene iridescence is stunning. You can see a deep beautiful fuchsia hues combined with that brilliant gold iridescence that make this vase sing. This is the gold Aurene that Steuben was famous for. The bottom inside iridescence displays a deep platinum blue with Strong hints of Fuchsia and Purples. The vase sits on a round foot with vertical ribbing rising up from the foot and extending to the edges of the flaring top lip. The foot is molded out of the same piece of glass and is not applied. This shape simulates a flower form.
This vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. I couldn't even find scratches in the iridescence on the exterior. There are a few inclusions (Sand Trapped inside the glass) that look like small bumps but nothing too obtrusive. The bottom of the vase is signed on the outer edge with the etched "Steuben" cipher mark. There is also a counter sunk polished Pontil. This is the mark of a quality piece of art glass.
Shade vases were considered late production from the Steuben Glass Company's Art Nouveau period. They were made circa 1928-1932. This is considered shape number 913 in Steuben's early catalog pages. Those of you who collect Steuben Gold Aurene and want a nice example with strong color do not let this one slip by.
Here is the link to this shape in the Steuben Club Achieves of shapes.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=24303&back=1 Click on or copy and paste highlighted link to the left into you browser.