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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 Candlestick - 3397




Living With Glass edition (April 2020) of Journal of Antiques & Collectibles - Responses

Posting Number 3380   Date: 04/03/20     Return to Posting List

Thank you Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher, for your information. We are in mid 80s and are still going to shows. Do not see the rare, interesting pieces or Steuben. Most like us are wanting to pass our collection down to family. Ileen Lummus, Collector. Ileen Lummus

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Hey Folks, For us old guys who aren't down sizing (yet), I am still very interested in acquiring a Selenium Red twist stem candlestick. I have never seen one in red, and am not sure Steuben ever made one in red. I have twist stems in various colors as well as the usual Aurenes. So if you have one available ( or pair ) please contact me; or if you can say that you have seen this illusive candlestick in the past, please let me know. I still haven't determined why I am chasing these/this candlestick, other than I fell in love with the design the first time I saw one at Rockwell's Dept. Store. dpd645@aol.com

Regards,

David P. Donaldson, MFA

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Thank you so much for the wonderful article The Allure of Glass.... According to a friend who is an optical engineer, glass is a super cooled liquid, which explains why very old window panes have a wavy appearance. Pat Rosenthal

Carder Steuben and Modern Steuben From Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

BOWL, CA. 1925

This is a Bowl. It was manufactured by Steuben Glass Works. It is dated ca. 1925. Its medium is blown lead glass. The organic nature-based shape of this bowl references Asian forms, like those found in Marie Zimmermanns metalwork. Steuben also was influenced by Austrian and Swedish glass exhibited in the 1925 Paris Exposition. It is credited Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Harry Perkins, 1995.38.

THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS SCULPTURE, 1956

This is a Sculpture. It was company:Steuben Glass Works. It is dated 1956 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is glass, lacquered wood (base), leather (case). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger.

Its dimensions are H x W x D (a): 18.1 x 12.2 x 9.4 cm (7 1/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 15.2 x 16.8 x 9 cm (6 x 6 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Incised on bottom: "Steuben"

It is inscribed

Inscription reads, top to bottom: "Confucius said: 'advance the upright and set aside the crooked, then the people will acquiesce." Left hand column: Artist's names, seals, etc.

Cite this object as

The Sayings of Confucius Sculpture, 1956; Company: Steuben Glass Works (United States); USA; glass, lacquered wood (base), leather (case); H x W x D (a): 18.1 x 12.2 x 9.4 cm (7 1/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 15.2 x 16.8 x 9 cm (6 x 6 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger; 1967-66-17-a/d

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

https://www.cooperhewitt.org

As one of her research interests, Gail Bardhan, retired librarian from the Rakow Research Library at CMoG, kept a list of American museums with Carder glass in their collection. I have used her research to find examples of Carder glass in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt. Scott Hansen


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