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Pair of Carder Steuben Monumental Candlesticks Cranberry Overlay Cut to Clear

$16,500per set

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This is one of Frederick Carder period Steuben's rare offerings; a pair of hand blown solid crystal Art Deco monumental candlesticks with cranberry overlay, cut to clear. Looking through the stem, one senses an optical illusion of suspended droplets to great dramatic effect. The candle cup is cut with a notched border adding another unique decorative element. Sitting on a solid crystal base, there is no concern that these will tip over as they weigh close to 15 pounds each. Perfect for a mantelpiece, sideboard or large dining table, these are sure to impress! The base of the candlesticks are square, measuring 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

Details

  • Creator
    Steuben Glass (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)Diameter: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    FacetedCrystal
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Great Barrington, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU833110206151

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    Ships From: Great Barrington, MA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About Steuben Glass (Manufacturer)

Steuben is the most illustrious name in American art glass. Its vividly colored Art Nouveau and Asian-style wares produced in the early 20th century as well as later modernist works rendered in flawlessly clear crystal are objects of striking beauty and delicacy.


The Steuben Glass Works was cofounded in 1903 in the town of Corning, New York, by Frederick Carder, a self-taught English chemist and glassmaker. Carder was a restless experimenter, constantly creating new color formulas that resulted in a wide array of hues, from milky jades to his iridescent Aurene shades. A favorite Carder technique was to acid-etch decorative patterns into pieces made of glass layered in different colors. The forms of his vessels were relatively conservative. Most are based on classic Chinese pottery; many display the flowing, naturalistic lines of the Art Nouveau period.


The larger local firm Corning Glass acquired Steuben in 1918. The company’s approach to art glass changed radically in the early 1930s, when Corning chemists devised a new type of crystal known as 10M, with perfect clarity and brilliant refractive powers. Corning decided that, henceforth, all Steuben wares would be made from the crystal. Art glass was made in two formats: molded and polished abstract sculptures and figurines, or pieces for which artists used Steuben crystal as a sort of canvas. The first such artwork was sculptor Stanley Waugh’s 1935 Gazelle Bowl, a vessel etched with brawny Art Deco animal forms. In later years, Steuben would invite artists that included Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe and Isamu Noguchi to “paint” in the firm’s crystal.


Steuben glass comes in myriad forms and is available in a broad range of price points. Jewel-toned glasses and tableware from the Carder era include candlesticks marked at $300 and full dinner services for more than $10,000. Small crystal figurines bring around $1,000, while larger sculptures are priced in the neighborhood of $7,000. As you will see on these pages, Steuben glass, with its impeccable artistry and timeless grace, deserves a place in any collection.

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