Winning Bid: $13,000
Steuben “Diving Lady” Figural Centerpiece Bowl:
Steuben Bristol center bowl with matte finish and controlled bubble design. Fitted a top three frosted nude figural (Diving Girl) supporting inserts, raised from a translucent cairngorm base.
Blown, cast, fumed and cut lead glass.
Shape 6497, p. 152 of Paul V. Gardner.
The female figural element is known as the diving girl and also appears as a separate figure in a cut glass base and in several other applications.
Albert Farrar, Jr. of Rothdales stated that according to his inquiries to the Rockwell Museum only three are known of. One at the Museum in Jade Green shown in the Dimitroff book (without controlled bubbles); one by dealers, David and Elisya Goldstein and this one.
In speaking with dealer Sol Zwirn of Shadow Hills Antiques of Mission Viejo, CA on 10/13/00 he handled the acquisition of the green one by the Rockwell Museum. Cost to the Museum was $6,500.
On 5/30/02 Jim Barlow reports following his research at the Rakow Library that documents show this piece originally cost $100, and the records show no date or colors listed.
Pictured at p. 103-104 of Objects of Desire, The Art of Frederick Carder by Alan Shovers
Estate of Mr. and Ms. Alan Shovers
Acquired 2/5/00 from Ruthdales of Orange, CA
DIMENSIONS: H: 14.5″ x D: 13.5″
CONDITION: Great condition, chipped at end of single figural insert. 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.