STEUBEN, GOLD AURENE SALT, RARE AND HARD TO FIND - For Sale
STEUBEN, GOLD AURENE SALT, RARE AND HARD TO FIND
For sale is a very hard to find piece of Art Glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is more commonly known as a Gold Aurene "Salt". This Beautiful salt is a nice petite size as it stands 1 1/8" Tall and has a diameter of 1 7/8".
The Vase displays a very strong Gold Aurene Favrile Iridescence that only Steuben is known for. The Salt has a very pleasing shape and it reminds me of a witches Caldron. It has a bulbous bottom with a raised flared lip. It has a Brilliant Gold Mirrored Metallic appearance, yet it is Glass. This was Frederick Carder at his best. The iridescence is just brilliant as you can see very strong hues of Fuchsia when looking inside. The top lip has a platinum blue hue to it.
The Salt is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, or dings. The only issues to report are minor. There is an area on the exterior surface with a tiny scratch and there is spotting in the fuming on the underside. This cannot be seen when displayed. It can only be seen when turned upside down. This is pictured as well.
The Vase is not signed on the bottom and more than likely has a Paper Label at one time. This Steuben Salt is probably the Rarest of the Salt Forms that Steuben produced. You commonly see the footed ones. You hardly ever see these little beauties. This is shape number "2662" in the Steuben Catalog. This is a quality piece of Art glass and will enhance any Art Glass Collection. Those of you who collect Aurene Salts or Salts in general want a rare example don't let this pass you by. I will attach a link to the Steuben Club website that shows a picture of this form in this same color Gold Aurene.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=ShapeIndex&recordID=20053&back=1 Click on or Copy and Paste into Browser to View in Steuben Catalog of Shapes
This piece was made Circa 1905-1920 during the Frederick Carder years.