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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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Carder Steuben Vase - 6679


Posting Number 2773   Date: 08/14/17     Return to Posting List


There are probably as many reasons to attend the Symposium as there are people in attendance but there are some generalizations that can be made.

Some people come for the glass lectures. This year we have Kelly Conway on Tiffany Mosaics, Fred Ottoson on the Imperial Glass Company and Alan and Susan Shovers on the glass of Frederick Carder and Charles Schneider.

Other people prefer the presentations made by members about their collections so Susan Wilks will start a presentation on Undocumented Carder Steuben and other members will continue with pieces they own. Janet Ziffer will focus on Gold and Blue Aurene and compare it to similar glass by other manufacturers.

Finally, we will continue with a Symposium favorite as five members show Some of Their Favorite Things. For those with an interest in Modern Steuben, this year the focus by the Rakow Library Staff will be on the engraving work of Max Erlacher.

We will have two presentations on subjects related to our collecting hobby - Helaine Fendelman will discuss appraisals and appraisers and Shirley Mueller will describe the neurobiology behind our collecting passion.

Finally, others come to partake of all that Corning has to offer - not only the Museum but the town and all of its shopping possibilities.

But, in the end, I think that everyone attending the Symposium will tell you that the reason they come is the people they encounter. For some, this is a once a year opportunity to see old friends. For others, it is an opportunity to meet new friends and expand their collecting world and resources. Everyone shares stories and information and gets to ask questions to enhance their understanding and appreciation for Carder Steuben glass. We have plenty of socializing time in beautiful settings (and we eat well too).

Won't you join us and find your reason for attending? All of the details for attending the Symposium can be found at the bottom of this Gazette.

Scott Hansen, Chair

Blame the Edtor--Not D C-B

Friday the Gazette identified this bottle(right) owned by D C-B as a "Scotch" bottle. Terry Smith asked a few quite appropriate questions.


Neither the line drawing or the photographs show the "Scotch" engraving on the decanter. (? ! ?)

Terry, the factory line drawings identify this bottle being engraved "Scotch". Doesn't mean every bottle of this series was engraved, but I thought the use of that term in the factory records for a bottle could likely mean this was designed as a scotch bottle. Alan

Terry next asks:

And, the introductory photograph of the liquor bottles, lined up on the bar, are not scotch bottles.The photo is a bit out-of-focus, but of the brands that I can read they are all bourbons. Of those brands they are ALL premium labels/brands . . . aka "sipping bourbons."

Terry, wow! I'm embarrassed. But, I can explain how this happens. I live in Indiana on the Ohio River, across the river from Kentucky. In my neighborhood there are many fine Kentucky bourbons created. I guess out of loyalty I got confused and didn't realize the caption picture was bourbon and not scotch. Alan

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