For sale is a very unique art glass vase made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is called a "Stump" or "Rustic" vase. The vase is done in the highly desirable "Blue Aurene" glass that Frederick Carder created. The vase is a nice size as stands 6 1/4" tall at the tallest stump. The piece has an overall diameter of approximately 3 7/8" which happens to be at the foot area.
The vase displays a very brilliant Peacock blue iridescent. The entire vase, top and bottom has this wonderful iridescence sheen to it. You can see beautiful hues of fuchsia, purples and blues. It accented by 3 more pieces of blown glass in the shape of a Pine tree trunk with its broken off branches. These stumps rise upwards at an angle from an almost round bottom foot. The broken branches protrude out from the trunk like real stumps would. These glass branches are smooth to the touch.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. All of the glass branches are perfect!! There isn't even a flea nick on any of them. The inside of the Stumps show minimal signs of use. There are a few age related scratches in the iridescence but noting too obtrusive. The bottom underside platform or foot has some scratches in the polished smooth area and is typical of normal age use. It appears this vase was well taken care of. The vase is signed with the engraved "Steuben Aurene" along with its shape number "2744" which is also engraved. It also displays a counter sunk polished pontil, the finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. I am attaching a link to prove its provenance at the Steuben Club online shape directory below.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.com/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=24458&back=1 Click on highlighted link to access shape index
A BRIEF HISTORY OF STEUBEN GLASS
In 1903 Frederick Carder and Thomas J. Hawkes (of Hawkes crystal) co-founded the Steuben Glass Works in Corning, NY, the home of Corning Glass Company (also known as Corning Glass Works). Carder ran Steuben Glass Works from 1903 until 1918.
In 1918, Corning Glass Works purchased Steuben, with Carder continuing to manage all aspects of the business. In 1932, the advent of the Great Depression had a negative impact on business at Steuben. Corning Glass terminated the production of colored glass, took over the direction of the Steuben division, and promoted Carder to artistic director for all Corning divisions.
Steuben art glass is some the highest quality glass you can own. At the turn of the century LCT Tiffany Studio's Favrile line was their main competitor and Steuben's Art Glass fared equally as well. Steuben created some of the nicest art glass vases the world has ever seen. Steuben stopped producing colored glass in 1932 but continued in the clear crystal till 2011. They closed their doors shipping the last of their orders in March 2012.
Those of you who are looking for a very nice example need to look no further. I'm quite sure the buyer will be delighted with their purchase.