STEUBEN VERRE de SOIE w GOLD RUBY REEDING BOWL, NICE - For Sale
STEUBEN VERRE de SOIE w GOLD RUBY REEDING BOWL, NICE
For sale is a wonderful piece of Art Glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The Item is a Hand Blown "Reeded Bowl" and it is done in the Verre de Soie Style of Glass. This was Frederick Carder's Favorite Glass he formulated. Verre de Soie literally means "Glass of Silk". When you run the exterior of the Bowl across your face it really feels like Silk!! The Bowl is a nice size as it stands 3 5/8" tall and is 8 1/4" in diameter. The foot has a diameter of 3"
The Body of the Bowl displays a Milky White Iridescence with a Quilted Background Pattern on the inside as you can feel the raised relief. This Bowl sits on a round foot that is actually blown right into the bottom and not attached. The exterior top edge of the Bowl has wonderful Gold Ruby Reeding. This starts at the very outer lip and works its way down about 1/3 of the way. The Gold Ruby Reeding has an almost soft Pinky/Red hue.
The Bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Reeding is also in excellent condition as there isn't even a nick to one of the Reeds. This Bowl appears to have been well taken care of during its life. This Bowl is unsigned as this Style of Glass "Verre de Soie" usually carried a paper label. The Bowl does display a counter sunk Polished Pontil. This is the sign of Quality Hand Blown Art Glass.
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 Steuben fared equally as well. Steuben created some of the nicest Art Glass Vases the World has ever seen.
This is Design # 2851 in the definitive Steuben reference, Paul Gardner's, The Glass of Frederick Carder, page. 142. The Steuben Club Website's Shape Gallery also confirms this as well as the decoration applied to the Bowl. This Bowl was made Circa 1905-1920.