Verre de Soie|
Posting Number 2961 Date: 05/22/18 Return to Posting List
The Reifschlager Gallery at the Rockwell Museum--pre 2000
While technically Verre d'Soie is not a colored crystal, the special iridized layer imparts to it a distinctive and unique, silky-smooth, delicately-iridized hue, from which its name is taken, Glass of Silk.
The distinctiveness of Carder's subtle and delicate process is in its appearance, which as has been mentioned, is silky smooth. The tonal highlights are not harsh but quite soft and pleasing to the occular senses. There are many products of European origin in antique shops, which at first appear to be Steuben Verre d'Soie. Upon closer inspection the iridized hues will predominate in harsh green and fuchsia with little gold or blue. The touch test will confirm it not being Steuben, for in all cases it is rough textured.
abstracted from A Guide To Colored Steuben Glass 1903 -1933 by Eric E. Ericson, p. 77
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