For sale is a large piece of art glass blown by The Steuben Glass Company of Corning, New York. The item is a hard to find in this size center piece bowl. The bowl is done in Frederick Carder's very collectible Gold Aurene on Calcite white glass. The bowl is an impressive size as it is 14 3/4" in diameter and stands 1 3/4" tall. The foot has a diameter of 6 7/16".
This bowl is just gorgeous!! It displays a low profile and looks similar to a flying saucer in shape. The Gold Aurene iridescence is outstanding. It has beautiful onion skin stretching throughout the visible exterior surface. You can see brilliant golds with fuchsia iridescence. The bowl has a deep well to hold fruit or other objects within such as Pine Cones. The bowl sits on a round well shaped foot with a calcite white under body.
This bowl is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks or chips to the bowl. This bowl shows signs of use as it was intended for. The interior bottom shows some missing areas of gold Aurene. This cannot be seen when there are items in the well of the bowl. It has several minor scratches on the underside bottom and is typical of an item that was used and is considered typical age wear. The bottom foot of the bowl is flat and smooth. The bowl is not signed but there is no doubt as to who made this. It is a documented form in the Steuben catalog of shapes.
Center piece bowls in this size in this form and glass technique are not a common find. I have not had one in this size for over 20 years. It seems the collectors use this bowl in daily life. I believe this bowl to have been made circa 1902-1910. This is considered shape number 3579 in Steuben's early catalog pages and was called a "Pan". Why? I do not know as you shouldn't cook with art glass. Those of you who collect Steuben Gold Aurene on Calcite and want a HTF example do not let this one slip by.
This is a very large bowl and has to be shipped in a large box that is 21x21x10. It will ship via UPS dimensional weight and the reason for the shipping charges.