Stevens & Williams, Cranberry Finger Bowl and Under Plate - For Sale
Stevens & Williams, Cranberry Finger Bowl and Under Plate
For sale I have a wonderful Victorian Art Glass Finger Bowl and Under Plate made by The Stevens & Williams Company of Stourbridge, West Midlands England. The Finger Bowl and Plate are done in the ever so popular Cranberry with Amber Machine Threaded Edges. The Two Pieces together stand 3" tall. The Finger bowl itself stands 2 5/8" tall and is 5" in diameter. The Plate Stands 1" tall and is 5 7/8" in diameter.
The Finger Bowl and the Under Plate both have ruffled edges, eight to be exact. They both display a very lovely Cranberry background Glass with Machine Threaded edges in an Amber Glass. The Detail in the threading is just outstanding. It is so precise, yet graceful in form and execution.
The Finger Bowl and Plate are considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, or chips. There is no loss to any of the threads on either the Bowl or the Plate. The only issue is a thread skip on the bottom starting thread on the Bowl and both pieces have tiny, tiny flea nicks to a only few threads. This can only be seen when held up to the light. This is fairly common as these were used items and they are extremely delicate.
The two Pieces Have no signature mark but they both have a Polished Counter Sunk Pontil. This is the sign of quality Hand-blown Art Glass. When I first found this set several years ago I first thought they were Steuben. I quickly learned they were earlier and were made from the same Company in England that Frederick Carder immigrated from. It's possible he was there when these were made.
Frederick Carder (1864-1963) Worked at Stevens & Williams 1881-1902 known for museum quality works in the Art Nouveau style. (Also founded Steuben Glass Works in Corning, New York in 1903)
This is quality Art Glass from the Victorian Era and I'm positive the lucky winner will not be disappointed. These would enhance any Art Glass Collection even those who collect L.C. T. Favrile, Steuben Aurene, Durand, and Quezal. This Finger Bowl and Under Plate were made circa 1880-1895.