The Rockwell Museum's Reifschlager Gallery Pre-2000|
Posting Number 2840 Date: 11/17/17 Return to Posting List
Photos, courtesy of The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
This Steuben variety is very apt to be confused; without recourse to the signatue as being a piece of Tiffany's stone glass, or laminated wares if you prefer. Shading from a delicate medium bluish-purple to a medium light green, it will have the lotus or ivy leaf and vine decor, as in the manner of that same decor in Aurene items.
Each and every item was signed TYRIAN, with a number. Shapes tend to be large and in the classical form. It is not known with any certainty when this ware was produced; however, from the trend of Carder's increasing tempo of activity, it probably came in the late 1920's.
from A Guide to Colored Steuben Glass 1903 - 1933 by Eric E. Ericson, p. 61
Some Examples of Tyrian
More on Black Glass
Yes Steuben black is potassium permanganate in color. Other makers made black with an internal color of cobalt blue, or green, or amethyst, or potassium permanganate. Picture is of potassium permanganate color.
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