Steuben, Gold Aurene Stick Bud Vase, Great Iridescence - For Sale
Steuben, Gold Aurene Stick Bud Vase, Great Iridescence
For sale is a very nice piece of Art Glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is more commonly known as a Gold Aurene "Stick" or "Bud" Vase. This Beautiful Vase Stands 8" Tall and the top of the stick has a diameter of 5/8" outside measurement. The Round Foot has a diameter of 2 3/4".
The Vase displays a very strong Gold Aurene Favrile Iridescence that only Steuben is known for. It has a Brilliant Gold Mirrored Metallic appearance, yet it is Glass. This was Frederick Carder at his best. The Round Hollow Tall Cylindrical Stick Form is mounted to a Round Platform or Foot. They are fused together to appear as only one piece was blown yet it is actually a two part Vase.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, or dings. The only issues to report are minor. There is an area on the surface of foot that has a few spots of iridescence loss. It appears to be factory but I am not totally sure. I have shown a picture of this. This other is Factory as the top Rim shows a teeny nick. This happened in the Cutting Department at the time of Manufacturing. The tops of these vases should Not be Polished and smooth. This is not how Steuben made these. The tops should be rough cut and show these type flea bites. The ones that have been Polished Smooth are done after market. My camera is 10X and it appears much larger than it really is. The flea nick on the rim is not even the size of a pencil tip. There is a few minor scratches in the iridescence but nothing too obtrusive.
The Vase is signed on the bottom with the Engraved mark "Aurene" along with the shape number "2556" in the Steuben Catalog. This is a quality piece of Art glass and will enhance any Art Glass Collection. Those of you who collect Aurene Stick Vases and want a nice example don't let this pass you by. The Vase doesn't sit at an angle, it is just the Photographer. I will attach a link to view this shape in the Steuben Glass Archives of Shapes.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=ShapeIndex&recordID=23682&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into browser to Access Catalog Picture