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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.

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Carder Steuben Plate - 2028

How Things Evolve

Posting Number 2968   Date: 05/30/18     Return to Posting List

Hi Alan,

Just to put my three cents in for what its worth. The enclosed line drawing is from 1923 and it clearly states Jade Green rather than Green Jade.

Remembering that the line drawings were used in the packing room to identify what was to be shipped, it would make perfectly good sense to arrange the colors to types first. In otherwise I would presume, probably rashly, but since many colors of glass were being produced at the same time it would make sense to arrange them by types rather than color. So if a worker would be looking for Jade Green they would go to the Jade section and then look for green rather than trying to decide on a green and then trying to determine if its a jade.

Remember they are trying to pack in a hurry to ship it out and not admire it. The advertising would undoubtedly follow the shipping descriptions as this is the way it would be understood.

Fast forward 50+ years to the collector and color takes the importance. To own a piece of Steuben's jade is fine,but the color takes center stage.Thus Green Jade becomes the term.

Bobby Rockwell

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