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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.

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More on Alexandrite

Posting Number 2639   Date: 02/01/17     Return to Posting List

Steuben Alexandrite

Alexandrite Clarification


I find it especially interesting that pieces of glass were sometimes given the same designation by a glass maker as was used by other glass makers, but for different types of glass. We recently had a similar discussion as it relates to peachblow.

David Chadwick-Brown showed a lovely example of Carder alexandrite (above), and there are several more in the shape gallery. They are all blue over rosa. But collectors of English glass associate alexandrite with a transparent glass produced by Thomas Webb and Sons in the late 1800's. This glass is shaded from a deep blue to pink to pale amber. The small plate and wine glass are examples of Webb alexandrite.

Janet Ziffer

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Click to view image two: Webb Alexanrite.jpg
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