For sale is a large art glass vase made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. This is from my personal collection. The vase is done in Frederick Carder's most highly collected and sought after Gold Aurene glass. I call this a 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 1/8" tall and has a diameter of 7 7/8" at the shoulder. The top inside opening has a diameter of 3 1/8" and an outside one of 4 5/8". The bottom or foot of the vase is 4 1/8" in diameter. The circumference of the vase at the shoulder is an amazing 24 3/4" around.
The gold iridescence or luster is just unbelievable!! My camera cannot pick up the brightness of the gold as the light reflects so strongly off of it. You can see beautiful hues of fuchsia and blue within the iridescence. The blue platinum iridescence at the top lip simply beautiful. In the neck of the vessel is some of the finest tones if fuchsia I have ever seen on a Steuben piece of art glass. The Gold Aurene luster on this vase is more brilliant than any LCT Tiffany Favrile gold vessel I have ever owned. The vase looks like it was made of pure gold which is a metal, 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 on the blowing pipe simply because of its size.
The vase is considered to be in excellent to mint condition as there is very minor issues to report. There are only one minor scratch in the iridescence on the body and I have pictured this. The underside foot outer ring shows minimal wear. My camera makes this look much larger than they really are as I have 14X zoom capabilities. Overall this large piece of art glass in really in outstanding condition for it size and age.
The vase has a counter sunk polished pontil, the finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. The piece is not signed and more than likely had a paper label at one time. There is no mistake as to who made this vase . It is known as shape number 2683 in the Steuben catalog of shapes. I have attached a link below that takes you to the Steuben Club Website of shapes to document it as such. This is a very nice example of Steuben's Gold Aurene in both form and iridescence. This vase is guaranteed to be made by Steuben Glass or a full refund including shipping both ways. This vase was made circa 1910-1920.
You can tell always tell Steuben's Gold from Tiffany's gold as Steuben's texture of the glass is very smooth like a baby's butt and the Tiffany Gold Favrile has a rougher texture. Purchase with confidence as quality art glass especially of this size is becoming almost impossible to find in excellent condition. Steuben's Aurene was registered in 1904, and ceased production in 1932.
This was one of the hardest vases for me to take pictures of. The Gold was so brilliant that it reflected back into the camera causing my lens to adjust. This vase in person is much, much better than I could capture with my camera!!
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?RecordID=23815&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into address browser to access Archive of Shape