For sale is a wonderful piece of art glass blown by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a large compote in crystal. The compote is blown in Frederick Carder's very desirable Pomona Green with Topaz style of art glass. This compote is an impressive size as it stands 7 7/8" tall and is 8" in diameter. The foot has a diameter of 5 5/16".
The compote displays a very beautiful Pomona Green crystal glass body and foot with a complimentary Topaz Amber colored stem. The compote bowl and foot has wonderful vertical optic ribbing evenly spaced throughout. The bowl has a low profile and the foot has a dome shape like a flower form's foot. The Topaz stem does not have this same optic ribbing, instead it has a smooth clear cylindrical appearance. It attaches to the foot and body with precision and has good thickness for strength.
This compote is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are very few minor scratches on the underside of the compote's bowl. The compote is not signed but there is no doubt as to who made this. It is also a well documented Steuben form. I will attach a link below for you to view in the Steuben Club archives of shapes.
This is a tough shape to find in compotes as this size was often broken or damaged. This is known as shape number 6044 in the Steuben catalog pages. This piece was made during the Frederick Carder Years, Circa 1920-1932. This one is in better than excellent condition for being 90+ years old. It appears to have been well taken care of through the years. Steuben Glass is officially out of business as of March 2012. This is when their main warehouse for their products closed. There will be no more Steuben crystal to be made. This particular colored crystal bowl hasn't been made since the early to mid 1930's. This is investment grade Steuben and I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=28688&back=1 Click on this highlighted link to access this shape in the Steuben Gallery of Shapes on-line.