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.
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 5 1/2" #1016 Crystal & Vermeil Turtle features a cut and polished shell of solid crystal, body of silver and vermeil and eyes set with emeralds. The beneficent symbol of perseverance and long life, the turtle was thought by the early Indians to carry the earth on its back. Properly signed and in excellent condition. Definitely one of the more rare Major Ornamental Designs.
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.
Introduced in 1971 along with the other six members of the Steuben Glass Mushroom Forest, the #8262 Medium Smooth Mushroom is 5 1/4" tall. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
In the early 1970's, Steuben Glass introduced the seven member Mushroom Family---three with Smooth Caps/twisted stems and four with Mottled Caps/straight stems in ascending heights and cap sizes. These appealing designs were often displayed together as a Mushroom Forest. The 7 1/2" #8263 Large Smooth Mushroom is the rarest one of them all. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Steuben Glass produced seven different Mushrooms in the 1970's. Three featured smooth caps and four had mottled caps. All of these designs have been discontinued for many years and rarely appear on the resale market. The #8266 Wide Mottled Mushroom is 5 3/4" high and has a very wide cap. Signed and in excellent condition.
Designed by Lloyd Atkins and introduced in 1972, the 9 1/2" #8273 Great Sitting Donkey is a magical and whimsical piece evoking fond memories of Eeyore!! Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1986, the magnificent 14 1/2"D. #8532 Peacock is simply an amazing, spectacular design including trapped air bubbles in the body section. Properly signed and in excellent condition.