For Sale is a Lovely piece of Art Glass made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The Vase is known as a "Ribbed Optic Shade Vase" and it is done in Frederick Carder's HTF Ivory Glass. The Vase stands 4 15/16" Tall and is 5 3/16" in diameter at the outside measurement of the top opening.
The Vase is just beautiful!! The Shape is that of a Trumpet Shape at the top with a Bulbous bottom. When the Vase is turned over it resembles an Art Glass Shade. The Vase displays a very Subtle Creamy/Beige Color that is typical of the Ivory Glass . You can see wonderful Vertical Ribbing that rises up from the foot of the Vase with the Ribbing getting more pronounced at the top. It sits on a round foot that is only 3/16" tall.
The Shade Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The bottom of the Vase has minor scratches typical with age and is considered to show minimal use as there is very little wear on the bottom. The Vase is not signed but there is no mistaking this Steuben Shape. There is also a counter sunk polished Pontil. This is the Sign of a quality piece of Art Glass.
Shade Vases were considered late production from the Steuben Glass Company's Art Nouveau Period. They were made Circa 1928-1932. This is known as Shape number 2533 in the Steuben Book "The Glass of Frederick Carder" by Paul Gardner.
Those of you who collect Steuben Shade Vases and want a Quality example Please do not let this one slip by!!