For sale is a wonderful piece of art glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a "Candle or Chamber Stick" and it is done in Frederick Carder's most desirable Gold Aurene glass. The candlestick is a nice cabinet size as it stands 4" tall and is 3 7/8" in diameter outside handle measurement. The bottom platform is 3 9/16" in diameter.
The candlestick displays an ovoid shaped body that is raised up on a decorative knuckle with a round flared flat top. This all rest on a round platform and as an applied looped handle to carry as a chamber stick. The gold Aurene iridescence is outstanding. My camera cannot capture the brilliance of the iridescence. The brilliant gold iridescence with the hot fuchsia overtone will surely please the new owner. The texture of the glass is silky smooth to the touch and feels much like the texture of Steuben's Verre de Soie glass which was also known as "Glass of Silk".
The Candle or chamber stick is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The candlestick displays a counter sunk polished pontil. This is the finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. The piece is signed on the bottom with etched "Aurene" signature mark along with its shape number "5146". It also still retains most of its original triangular paper label.
This is known as shape number "5146" at the Steuben Club website of shapes. I have attached a link below for you to view this so you can see that this was made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, NY. This style of Gold Aurene candles or chamber stick are considered rare. I have not seen one of these in many years. I have only seen a few in my lifetime. You will be hard pressed to find another one soon. If it was a blue Aurene chamber stick in this shape the value would be $1500-$1800.
Those of you who collect Steuben Gold Aurene will surely welcome this wonderful Chamber or Candle Stick into your collection. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased for many years with their purchase. This chamber stick was made circa 1913-1918 based on its signature mark. This mark is considered an early late mark as is it form number at 5146 very high up in the Steuben numerical shapes.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?RecordID=25422&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into browser to view Steuben Club Archives.