Introduced in 1959, the 11 1/4" #0055 Moby Dick remains one of the all time best Steuben Glass Exhibition Pieces. The detailed design is a major cutting and engraving achievement as the decoration is not merely an illustration but an integral component of the form---a magical interpretation of the mortal struggle between Captain Ahab and the great white whale from Herman Melville's epic novel. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
The #0114 Boy in Boat was designed in 1971 by George Thompson and Tom Vincent. The 13" wide and heavy masterwork is a solid, crystal form engraved with a boyhood scene. The water is still, the air warm, the boy content to drift in his boat---deep in secret dreams. A limited edition of only 25, this peaceful exhibition piece is properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1973 and only produced for a few years, the remarkable prismatic #0124 Dandelions sculpture is 7" high, 7 3/4" wide and 4 1/2" in depth. This rare form features a dandelion cluster with four shoots progressing from bud to seed-head. The image is refracted so that as the position of the viewer changes, the plant appears to divide and multiply. A truly special masterwork in excellent condition and beautifully presented in the original red leather case.
Designed by Bernard X. Wolff and introduced in 1977, the #0204 Western Horses rates as one of the all-time finest Steuben Glass copper wheel engraved masterworks. This magnificent piece is 10 1/4" wide, properly signed and is from a limited edition of only 30. Western Horses remains one of the few Exhibition Pieces featuring Horses. Original red leather case included.
Designed by Bernard X. Wolff and introduced in 1984, the 8 3/4" wide and 6 1/2" high #0358 Monument Valley is a solid crystal form cut and deeply sand sculpted to depict a moon-drenched scene--buttes, spires, dunes and sand flats such as nature carves from sandstone at various breathtaking locations in Arizona and Utah---Monument Valley being one of the most spectacular!! The pale cut moon hovers above the fantasy landscape; in some light, it appears as a blazing sun. This extremely heavy masterwork---one of only a few Steuben Glass exhibition pieces featuring the American Southwest---is properly signed, in excellent condition and handsomely presented in the original red leather case.
Designed by Bernard X. Wolff in 1985, the extraordinary 10 1/4" #0361 Balloon Rally is one of the all-time best Steuben Glass masterworks. Peering into the glass, one can almost imagine soaring over a quaint New England village in one of the countless hot air balloons floating within this magnificent sculpture. The picturesque scenes, different from each viewing angle, are achieved by means of precise cuts and meticulous copper wheel engraving. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
In 1997 toward the end of his design career with Steuben Glass, James Houston created the extraordinary #0520 Green Heron: Nature's Fly-Fisher. This 8 1/4" wide masterwork was limited to an edition of 50 and quickly sold out. In a fascinating parallel to the art of fly fishing, the Green Heron will pluck a small feather from its breast and cast it on the water in front of itself--using the feather as a lure. Note the feather is 18K gold. Properly signed, numbered and in excellent condition with original red leather case.
Posthumously introduced in 2006, the James Houston designed, 8 3/4" tall #0582 Ice Exploration sculpture is a limited edition of 50 examples. An impressive symbol of indomitable courage, the power of teamwork and the thrill of adventure, Ice Exploration is the ultimate tribute for one who has conquered many obstacles. A sterling silver caver perches on the edge of the precipice while the copper wheel engraved figures of the other members of the caving team explore the depths. Properly signed and numbered, in excellent condition and presented in the original red leather case.
In the late 1960's, legendary Steuben Glass designer James Houston created what proved to be the immensely popular and successful Major Ornamental Design Series. Houston was responsible for the first twelve or so pieces in the series and many others in subsequent years. Steuben Glass assigned a new stock number sequence for these products beginning with #1000 Excalibur and eventually continuing up past #1200 prior to the closing in 2011. Many of the Major Ornamentals include a gold or silver component. The #1000 Excalibur is definitely one of the most recognized iconic pieces ever produced by Steuben Glass. The crystal base is 4 1/2" wide and the total height with the sword in place is 8". Properly signed and in excellent condition.. Please note that the red leather case is not always available.
The legendary Steuben Glass designer, James Houston, initiated the important Major Ornamental Design series in the mid-1960's which grew to become one of the most significant collections in the history of the company. One of his signature pieces was the iconic #1002 Trout & Fly which features the 8" Trout with trapped air bubbles arching upward toward a Royal Coachman 18 karat gold fly. Properly signed, in excellent condition and including the original red leather case.
The 4" high #1006 Mouse & Cheese is a whimsical James Houston design featuring an 18K gold cast mouse perched eagerly on a wedge of crystal cheese. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
Introduced in 1968 and only available from mid-autumn until Christmas Eve, the classic and long discontinued 5 3/4" Partridge in a Pear Tree remains one of the most famous Major Ornamental Design pieces. The crystal pear is cut open to reveal a core made of 18K gold shaped like a tree bearing 12 pears and holding a golden partridge. In the Old English carol, a partridge in a pear tree was the token of love given on the first day. Properly signed and in excellent condition in the original red leather case.
In the late 1980's, Steuben Glass introduced the #1126 9 1/2" Lion majestically resting on an attractive wood base. This regal animal has appeared as a figure of bravery and strength throughout the history of art. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
The #1169 Top of the World, introduced in 1996, is the finest golf related design ever produced by Steuben Glass. This magnificent piece is 7 3/4" wide with an 18K gold flag stick and is perfectly sited on an attractive marble base. Properly signed and in excellent condition with original box.