STEUBEN STEMMED SHERBET, CELESTE BLUE w TRANSPARENT GLS - For Sale
STEUBEN STEMMED SHERBET, CELESTE BLUE w TRANSPARENT GLS
For sale is a Lovely piece of Art Glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The Item is a Hand Blown "Optic Ribbed Stemmed Sherbet" and it is done in the "Celeste Blue with Transparent" Glass. The Sherbet is a nice size as it stands 4 5/8" tall and is 3 13/16" in diameter. The foot has a diameter of 2 11/16".
The Stemmed Sherbet displays a wonderful optic Vertical ribbing. It has a Celeste Blue Cup and Foot with a Clear or transparent Glass Stem. The top lip is fire polished and rolled. The Goblet is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are a few minor scratches on the bottom of the foot but the Interior of the Glass shows virtually no signs of wear. The Glass is somewhat light in weight.
This Sherbet is not signed but this is the 3rd one from a set of 7 that I recently purchased. The other 2 were signed with Steuben's "Fleur de Lis" acid etched mark. This Sherbet also displays a counter sunk polished Pontil on the bottom, the sign of a Quality Hand Blown piece of Art Glass. This is shape number 2680 in the Steuben Achieves of shapes. There is a link below to show this for those who doubt it is Steuben.
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 their fared equally as well creating some of the nicest Art Glass pieces the World has ever seen. Steuben Stemware is somewhat hard to find. You commonly find the Sherbets but not the Goblets. These items were used and most of them did not make it through. Those of you who collect Steuben Stemware, or Celeste Blue and want an excellent example, do not let this one slip by you!!
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