Winning Bid: $18,000
Rare Steuben Calcite w/ Gold Aurene Vase:
Extremely rare Steuben decorated brown vase on Calcite with gold Aurene leaf and pulled peacock feather decoration and gold lining.
Iridized lead glass with applied ornament.
Engraved â€œAURENE” â€œ533”
Shape #533 Style K, p.251 book of Paul V. Gardner.
Pictured Fig. 5.10, p. 119 Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass by Thomas P. Dimitroff.
Pictured p. 50 of Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker by Paul V. Gardner.
Pictured p. 10 of Frederick Carder, and his Steuben Glass 1903-1933 by Robert F. Rockwell.
Pictured at p. 162 of American Art Glass by John A. Shuman III
This shape featured in Collectorâ€™s Choice Review #2, August 1988 by The Rockwell Museum, in Red Aurene. The author, Robert L. Ivers, Director, Corporate Design at Corning Glass Works says: This vase is particularly successful as a mature statement of design in form, decoration, and function. It is well proportioned with a comfortable solid taper, yet has an overall feeling of lightness. Its subtle platform base is echoed by the diameter and proportion of the lip at the top of the vase. The Aurene leaf and feather decorative motifs executed in linear patterns over masses of color serve to define and reinforce the form and bring harmony to the design. The entire design of the vase anticipates its completion with stems of blooming flowers.
decorated brown Aurene vase of a different shape is shown in Collectorâ€™s Choice Review, No. 26, Nov.-Dec. 1991. The article by Thomas P. Dimitroff says: This extremely rare decorated brown Aurene vase was made about 1908. Although iridescent red and green Aurene objects like this were made until the late â€˜teens, the browns were made only until about 1910. The Brown Aurene decoration of this vase is based on Alabaster.
Estate of Mr. and Ms. Alan Shovers
Acquired 1/31/08 from dealer Thomas P. Dimitroff of Corning, NY
DIMENSIONS: H:10″ 4.25″ in diameter
CONDITION: Vintage condition. Normal signs of age. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS 305-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.