For sale is a rare and wonderful piece of art glass blown by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a "Mat-su-no-ke" Lemonade Tumbler and it is blown in one of Frederick Carder's nicest combination of glass colors. The combination of glass colors is called "Celeste Blue with Rose Cintra". The Tumbler has some size to it as it stands just shy of 6" tall at 5 9/16". It measures 4 5/8" in diameter outside handle measurement. The foot has a diameter of 3" and the mouth or opening has a diameter of 3 3/8" outside lip measurement.
The Tumbler displays a very pleasing Celeste Blue crystal background color that is accented with the Rose Cintra glass applied handle, lip wrap and applied decoration. The applied handled has a long wavy tail in which there are 3 applied shell or scallop shaped leaves. The glass is very smooth to the touch on the inside and out and it looks and feels quite delicate. The exterior bottom foot's edge is rolled over and forms a nice under, outer border of extra glass. The tell tale sign of quality from a master glass blower. When flicked with your finger it rings like fine crystal.
The Tumbler is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is a skip mark on the underside of the foot from when they went to polish the pontil mark. This cannot be seen when displayed. The piece is not signed but there is no mistake as to who made this. It also has a polished countersunk pontil, the sign of a quality piece of art glass.
This is a quality piece of Steuben Art Glass that is not so commonly found. In fact these Tumblers in this decor are quite rare. I have 5 of these. I was going to offer them as a set but I decided to sell them separately. This way it would give the Steuben collectors a chance to own a rare color and style combination by Steuben. If the winning bidder wants all five, I will give them first right of purchase.
I'm quite sure the Steuben Collector that purchases this Tumbler will be extremely pleased. This is shape number 3329 as seen in the Paul Gardner Book "The Glass of Frederick Carder". I will also attach a link to the Steuben Club archives of shapes to show this exact same form and similar color below. This piece was made circa 1922-1932.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=24359&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into browser to view similar shape in a different color