Rare Steuben Pincered Openwork Crystal Glass Bowl
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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: Pre 1920: item # 1171627
Please refer to our stock # 7695 when inquiring.
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South Central United States
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CONDITION: A manufacturing anomaly appears at the rim where
two internal quasi "cracks" appear, usually the result of rapid temperature changes in the annealing oven. Such anomalies do not change with age,
and they only slightly affect value.
Neither can be felt on the outside, nor will they ever. See photos.
Unusual PINCERED LATTICE WORK in this STEUBEN FLOWER FROG with center Well, intended for use inside a large clear center bowl, but certainly a lovely, stand-alone Bowl, by itself. It was created between 1903 and 1932.
This piece is a variation of Steuben's shape No. 6662, on page 237, "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Paul V. Gardner, 1971.
A rare piece of glass, where the rim has been created by using pincers to shape molten rods of clear glass into this basket-like effect. The bowl base is highly polished, with a concave area where the pontil was snapped; a bit of the original pontil mark can still be seen.
There is much wear to the base, affirming the age to this piece, and had there been a signature (usually small, script along the bottom edge), it has long since worn away. It measures about 8" diameter at the rim, 2-1/2" tall, and the bowl graduates from 2-3/4" diameter base to a 4" opening at the rim.
A great find for the art glass collector, and an enviable piece for a Steuben collection.
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