Rare Steuben Pincered Openwork Crystal Glass Basket
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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: Pre 1920: item # 1171626
Please refer to our stock # 7694 when inquiring.
Estate Liquidations and Consignments
South Central United States
By Appointment Only
Wonderful STEUBEN PINCERED OPENWORK CLEAR CRYSTAL BASKET, created under the watch of Frederick Carder from 1903-1932. It is production No. 644, as seen on page 139, The Glass of Frederick Carder, by Paul V. Gardner, 1971.
Two Applied handles are each decorated with large raspberry prunts; the 1/2" thick base is well polished, creating a large concave center, although the original pontil mark may still be seen within the slight cavity. There is much, age confirming wear to the base, and obscuring any signature which might have been present; it is, then, unsigned. We tried to capture the wear with our several photos of the base, but none of them is adequate to show the considerable, natural wear marks.
The Basket was created in "facon de venice," literally, "the style of Venice," and would have been modeled after 16th Century Venetian examples.
It measures about 8-3/4" from handle-to-handle, 7-3/4" rim diameter, 5" foot diameter, and 4-1/2" tall.
CONDITION: excellent, with only normal, expected wear to the base.
This rare and lovely creation is a must for the serious collector of exceptional glass and most certainly for the Steuben collector.
$30 U.S. SHIPPING. (will be double-boxed, both with considerable protective padding)