For sale is a beautiful piece of art glass vase made by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. This item is a tumble up pitcher and it is done in Frederick Carder's most highly sought after and collected Blue Aurene style of art glass. The pitcher is a nice cabinet size as it stands 5 1/8" tall and has a diameter of 5 1/2" outside handle measurement. The top inside opening has a diameter of 2 3/4" and an outside of 3 1/2". The bottom or foot of the vase is 3 1/2" in diameter.
The base glass of this vase is a cobalt blue. The blue iridescence or luster is just beautiful!! You can see beautiful hues of gold's and Purples and fuchsia around the handle. The gold highlights in the handle area are just wonderful. The brilliant blue iridescence on the vessel is simply outstanding!! This vase looks like it was made of metal because of its highly reflective surface, yet it is so fragile as it is really glass. This is a hard to find form from Steuben as I have only come across it a few times in 44+ years of collecting and dealing. The tumbler that goes inside is extremely rare and I don't think I have ever seen one other than a picture of one.
The pitcher is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings to the piece. There are a few minor tool marks in the lower body of the vase but nothing that is considered obtrusive. This is factory as it was made this way. The bottom outer edge shows very minor wear along the outer edge. The vase has a rough pontil and you can see the shape of the end of the punty rod with the impression left behind. The piece is signed on the bottom that reads "Aurene" in their etched signature mark on the glass. There is also the shape number "3064" lightly etched as well.
You can tell always tell Steuben's Blue Aurene from Tiffany's Blue Favrile as Steuben's texture of the glass is very smooth like a baby's butt and the Tiffany Blue Favrile has a rougher texture. Purchase with confidence as quality art glass especially Blue Aurene becoming harder and harder to find in good condition. Steuben's Aurene was registered in 1904, and ceased production in 1932.
This is a very nice example of Steuben's Blue Aurene in both form and iridescence. I will attach a link for you to view this shape from their archives. This vase is guaranteed to be made by Steuben Glass. This vase was made circa 1915-1925.
http://www.cardersteubenclub.com/shapes/item-view.cfm?category=Shape%20Index&recordID=25389&back=1 Click on or copy and paste into address browser to access archive of shape