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Carder Steuben Vase - 1979

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Posting Number 2636   Date: 01/27/17     Return to Posting List

A Typical David Chadwick-Brown table

The fan vase is Spanish Green, the 11 inch version.

Upper shelf has a Moss Agate lamp. The person who sold it to me said (in jest) that it is a shame that such a beautiful piece of glass was all cracked inside...!

The cigarette box has been pictured in jade colors, and I have to assume that this clear version is also from the Carder era, though I can also imagine it might have been continued in production thereafter. It has an engraved 'C' on the lid. The paperweight has an engraved figure common to other Steuben, e.g., cigarette boxes, and is signed by Carder on the back, but what the color is, I have no idea. It is probably architectural glass, but no line drawings for such a shape.

The 'paperweight' in the strange color is engraved with a mermaid rising from the sea, with streaming hair, and is seen in other, utilitarian Steuben items. It is signed 'F. Carder,' and 'STEUBEN,' both incised with the same hand. The person from whom I purchased this said it had been authenticated by Tom Dimitroff, though there is no number for it (and the website did not elect to list it as a 'zero' item). I have assumed it is a glass used for architectural production items.

The 'diving girl' may have been produced for a flower frog, but I am thankful it is in the larger, more substantial faceted base. Anything with a lesser footprint might not survive a San Diego temblor.

The green Lace glass bowl is amazingly light in weight, and all the bubbles leave the surface with a bumpy texture.

The lamp on the bottom shelf (right) with pink and blue pulled decorations.

The alabaster urn with handles and black trim may have suffered a chipped corner on the base, at some time in the past, and so all foot corners may have been trimmed. If so, they certainly did a professional job. Every time I see this on eBay or at an auction, am hoping that the trimmed corners will appear, perhaps confirming that it really was intentionally produced with blunted corners.

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