The magnificent and impressive 15 1/4"D. #0054 Mariner's Bowl is a spectacular design by Sidney Waugh dating from 1938. The shallow bowl is intricately engraved with a compass rose theme. To the north, a bearded man holds an elaborate fleur-de-lis, a traditional symbol for this point of the compass, and to the south a woman reclines under a palm tree. To the east and west sea horses rear above the ocean. As an added element, the outer edge is engraved with an undulating wave motif. In excellent condition with the original red leather case. A truly outstanding Steuben Glass masterwork!! Please note the metal stand is not available.
Introduced in 1970 and designed by James Houston, the limited edition, 11" #0110 Moses Breaking the Tablets features a crystal precipice from which Moses casts down the tablets of the covenant given to him by the Lord. The figure of Moses is fashioned in 18K gold. Properly signed and in excellent condition with original red leather case.
Introduced in 1976, the magnificent #0195 Angel Window is 9 1/4" high, 9 1/2" wide and 2 1/4" deep and is a limited edition of only ten. The crystal disc, cut and engraved, suggests a vision of angels seen through a Gothic window. The circular "window" is beveled to form a quatrefoil frame around the clear center; three angels are engraved on the obverse--robed in elaborate vestments. Properly signed, in excellent condition and beautifully presented in the original red leather case.
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 1989, James Houston designed the #0453 Dolphins which was planned as a limited edition of 100 but probably fewer were actually produced. This 6 1/2" high and 9" wide sculpture features a female dolphin and her calf swimming in tandem through the crystal form with their tails of silver disappearing below the surface. The large dolphin is copper wheel engraved on the back with the small one on the front facing. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1994 and only appearing in one annual catalogue, only five of the 14" wide #0505 American Pronghorn sculptures were produced so it is a relatively unknown and extremely rare James Houston masterwork. An arc of crystal traces the soaring path of five American pronghorn leaping against the backdrop of a star filled sky. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case. A special opportunity for any Steuben Glass/James Houston collector!!
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 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.
The incomparable James Houston designed most of the early Major Ornamental Design Series pieces in the late 1960's--early 1970's including the extraordinary #1007 Heart & Key. This 3 3/4" romantic piece features an elaborately decorated gold frame that accepts the gold key to your Heart!! Properly signed, in excellent condition and including the original red leather case.
The 6" wide #1022 Ice Bear is one of the three original designs in the famous James Houston Arctic Series. Introduced in the early 1970's, the long discontinued Ice Bear features a sterling silver Polar Bear perched on top of an iceberg. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
In the early 1970's, James Houston introduced the first three designs in his famous and popular Arctic Series. The 6 1/2" high #1023 Arctic Fisherman is the most recognized form in the seven piece Arctic Series and was produced until the end of the company. A sterling silver Eskimo readies his spear to catch the copper wheel engraved fish on the back panel. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
Introduced in the early 1970's, the stunning 7" long #1028 Crystal & Vermeil Snail is one of the finest and most significant Major Ornamental Designs. This magnificent piece includes lapis lazuli tips on each antenna. Only produced for a few years, the C&V Snail remains one of the rarest pieces in the highly successful major Ornamental Design Series. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Most Steuben Glass collectors are familiar with the three original pieces from the famous James Houston Arctic Series. However, in addition to the #1022 Ice Bear/#1023 Arctic Fisherman/#1033 Ice Hunter from the early 1970's, there were actually four others including the rare #1112 Ice Penguin which was introduced in 1982 but only produced for a few years. The irony is the price was quite a bit higher than the other three due to the much greater degree of copper wheel engraving so it did not sell as well!!! In truth, it is just as important as the original three--if not more so. This 5" high treasure is properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
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.