Introduced in 1971, the 11 3/4" high, 8 1/4" wide and 2 1/2" deep #0118 Ladder of Dreams, a limited edition of only 25 pieces, is an asymmetrical crystal prism engraved with three children climbing an abstract play frame. The structure, defined only by fragile lines of varying weights, seems an illusion in contrast to the realistic portrayal of the children whose figures appear and disappear through reflections in the prism . Properly signed and in excellent condition with original red leather case.
Introduced in 1973 and limited to an edition of only 20, the #0123 Butterfly Girl is an extraordinary sculpture cut in the sweep of a butterfly wing and engraved with a winged girl. Surrounded by her curling tresses, the butterfly girl is revealed within the curve of the wing. This stunningly beautiful design is 11" high, 8 1/2" wide and 3 3/4" in depth. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
Introduced in 1974 and limited to an edition of only 20, the #0129 Apple Tree is a cut and polished prism with a gnarled apple tree engraved on its back--clusters of leaves on its front and all sides. As the viewer changes position, spreading branches appear and disappear and leaves are reflected onto the tree. According to tales in old England, country folk danced about the apple tree, sprinkling it with cider, singing their hopes for a year of plenty. Properly signed and in excellent condition with original lighted base.
In 2002, to commemorate James Houston's 40th anniversary designing for Steuben Glass, the #0556 Arctic Fisherman was issued and all 40 pieces quickly sold out. As a true collector's treasure, the piece features a solid 18K gold Eskimo with a handsome lighted base---beautifully presented in the original red leather case. Properly numbered, signed and in excellent condition.