STEUBEN, FRENCH BLUE, SPIRAL OPTIC SWIRL LARGE VASE - For Sale
STEUBEN, FRENCH BLUE, SPIRAL OPTIC SWIRL LARGE VASE
For sale is a wonderful piece of Art Glass blown by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a large Optic Swirl Flower Vase. The Vase has a larger than normal size opening and is just splendid. The Vase is blown in Frederick Carder's very desirable French Blue Art Glass. The Vase is a nice large size as it stands 6 7/8" tall and is 6 7/8" in diameter.
The Vase displays a very beautiful Crystal French Blue Color that is superb! The Vase has a nice wide cylindrical shape with a flaring top edge. It starts round at the bottom and spirals counter clockwise towards the top and gracefully flairs out at the top. The Swirl is ribbed and it starts at the top in high relief and works it way all the way down to the bottom disappearing into the round foot. The Foot is made from the same piece of glass and is not an applied foot.
The Vase is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are some minor scratches along the bottom quarter exterior of the vase and is consistent with age wear. There is also an inclusion on the inside middle of the vase and can be felt when touched. This is a trapped piece of sand that did not liquidly in the making. The Vase has a countersunk Polished Pontil. The sign of quality Art Glass. The piece is Signed with Steuben's Acid Etched Stamped "Fleur de Lis" Mark with "Steuben" inside.
Those of you who collect Colored Steuben and wants a very nice example will be pleased with their purchase. This is known as shape number 6030 in the Steuben Catalog pages. This piece was made during the Frederick Carder Years, Circa 1918-1932.