For sale is a Fabulous Art Glass Centerpiece Bowl made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. I have a large Calcite with Gold Aurene Interior Centerpiece Bowl. The Bowl measures 9 13/16" in Diameter and is 3 5/8" tall.
The Bowl is just wonderful as the Interior Displays that Brilliant Gold Aurene that Steuben was famous for. You can see wonderful Fuchsia's with Blue and Gold Hues. The Onion Skin outer border is a real pleaser with Steuben Collectors. When you hold the bowl to the light at an angle the order lights ups with an Electric Fuchsia Hue that is outstanding!! The exterior White Calcite Background is subtle and will appeal to most decors. The Bowl has a large round foot that is made from the body of the bowl forming only one 1 piece instead of two. This is one of the larger bowls that were made at Steuben. I firmly believe they never displayed anything inside as the inside shows no scratches at all. I hate to use the word Mint Iridescence, but that is exactly what this bowl has.
The Bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The only issues to report is some Gold Aurene got on the underside calcite on one side of the bowl. I have taken a picture of this and I feel it adds some charm to this piece. This also cannot be seen when displayed. This bowl was very loved as I cannot find any scratches in the Calcite side as well.
It is unsigned, but unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic Steuben. More than likely it had a Triangular Steuben Foil Label at one time. This simply came off at some point when it was washed. The Bowl does display the countersunk Polished Pontil. The sign of Quality Art Glass. I have always felt that Frederick Carder's Gold Aurene was much more Brilliant than L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile Glass. In fact Tiffany tried to sue Steuben for Stealing their Gold Favrile Formula in 1913. When the court proceedings Started Frederick Carter Agreed to lay down his Formula next to Tiffany's. Tiffany refused to show his and withdrew the law suit.
Those of you whom Collect Steuben Gold Aurene Calcite Glass will surely welcome this wonderful piece into their Collection. I'm sure the lucky buyer will be happy for many years with this purchase. This bowl was made, Circa 1910-1920.