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Gazelle Gazette

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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Symposium Dates To Remember

Posting Number 2760   Date: 07/26/17     Return to Posting List

Tuesday, August 22 - Radisson discounted room rate cutoff

Friday, September 1 - Comfort Inn discounted room rate cutoff

Wednesday, September 6 - Symposium registration deadline

Thursday, September 7 - Auction submission deadline

The Symposium is just 8 weeks away. Please register as early as possible.

Every Dollar Is Worth It

Hi Alan,

Here is a story I thought I would share with the group. Yesterday at an antique flea market, I spotted what I thought could be a nice set of 8 Steuben verre de soie footed tumblers. But they weren't an ordinary shape like you would expect for VdS. They stood about 5 inches high, had a bulbous top part, and a straight lower portion. The foot had applied threading, and a rigaree "petticoat" above that. There were applied prunts all over the center portion, in an opaque light pink that I thought could be Coral. The pontils were snapped and unpolished. Most of the glass had a verre de soie type finish, though it seemed less pronounced and less uniform in coverage than I would expect from Steuben.

I know very, very little about Italian glass. However, I can often discern Steuben from Venetian glass, using the knowledge I have about Steuben, plus a sense of, "Hmm, this form doesn't look like something Carder would make." Colors also help.

I was really torn, wondering whether I should buy them. Ultimately, my judgment was, "There is 'too much going on' on these tumblers for them to be Steuben." If I had had a better feeling about them, I would have stepped around the corner and looked in the shape index for a match. I later learned that the tumblers sold.

I did a search when I got home, and didn't find anything like them in the shape index. I was very relieved that I chose not to buy them. However, until I ran the search, I was afraid that perhaps I had passed up some Steuben gems.

My Carder Steuben Club membership is worth every dollar. Thank you to all those who share their knowledge, and questions. The discussions are stimulating, and I always learn something.

Michael Krumme

If You Missed The Rockwell Museum Video In Friday's Gazette

Rockwell Museum Carder Steuben Glass 2000

If you have access on your television set to YouTube you can find the video in full size television by searching "Rockwell Museum Carder Steuben Glass 2000" After completing watching this video YouTube played on with a CBS piece on the closing of the Steuben factory in recent years, and other videos on glass blowing at CMoG. Lots available to see.



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