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.
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.
Designed in 1991 by the incomparable James Houston, the #0498 Sailfish Rising is a limited edition piece and is a fitting tribute to this awe-inspiring creature. The 7 1/2" high sculpture is a forceful depiction of the thrilling power mobilized by a Sailfish as it breaks the water. The giant fish is composed of intricately-detailed sterling above the water and of meticulous copper wheel engraving below. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
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 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.
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.