For sale is a very large art glass vase made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. This is from my personal collection. This vase is done in Frederick Carder's most highly collected Blue Aurene glass. I call this a large Magnum Vase because of its size. The correct classification would be considered a "Tapered Shoulder Vase". The vase is rather large as it stands 8" tall and has a diameter of 7 5/8" at the shoulder. The top inside opening has a diameter of 3 1/4" and an outside one of 4 3/8". The bottom or foot of the vase is 3 7/8" in diameter. The circumference of the vase at the shoulder is an amazing 24 1/10".
The base glass of this vase is a cobalt Blue. The blue iridescence or luster is just wonderful. My camera cannot pick up the brightness of the blue as the light reflects so strongly off of it. You can see beautiful hues of gold's and purples within the iridescence. The neck shows this gold on blue highlights. The brilliant blue iridescence on this vessel is simply outstanding! The Blue Iridescence on the bottom displays one of the prettiest peacock purple blue color I have ever seen on a Steuben Blue Aurene vase. The blue iridescence or luster on this vase is more brilliant than any LCT Tiffany Favrile blue vase that I have ever owned. This vase looks like it was made of metal because of its highly reflective surface, yet it is so fragile as it is really glass. This is a large piece of art glass and was considered to be extremely difficult to blow and keeps its shape simply because of its size.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips or dings to the piece. There are 3 inclusions (sand trapped inside the glass) but none of them is considered obtrusive. I have pictured all of these. The vase has a counter sunk polished pontil, the finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. The piece is signed with their etched signature mark that reads "Steuben" along the out bottom edge.
You can tell always tell Steuben's Blue Aurene from Tiffany's Blue Favrile as Steuben's texture of the glass is very smooth like a baby's butt and the Tiffany Blue Favrile has a rougher texture. Purchase with confidence as quality art glass especially of this size is becoming hard to find in this condition. Steuben's Aurene was registered in 1904, and ceased production in 1932.
This is a very nice example of Steuben's Blue Aurene in both form and iridescence. This is known as shape number 2648 in the Steuben catalog. There were 3 sizes made and this is the largest of this shape number. I will attach a link for you to view this shape from their archives. The one in the archives is the smallest in this shape. This vase is guaranteed to be made by Steuben Glass. This Vase was made circa 1915-1925.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=24033&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into address browser to access Archive of Shape