Beaver/Houston Limited Edition of 20

Introduced in 1979 as a companion piece to his #0241 Raccoon, the 8 1/2" wide #0262 Beaver is a James Houston limited edition of 20. This outstanding design features a crystal roundel--copper wheel engraved on the back with a beaver poised on a dam of sticks. Preparing to enlarge its construction project, the beaver gnaws on a tree branch. Its small, rounded ears are pricked, its eyes vigilant. A characteristic flat tail is partly submerged in a stream. Properly signed, in excellent condition and beautifully presented in the original red leather case.

Steuben Piece #0262

Kingfisher/Houston Limited Edition of 50

Introduced in 1982 and designed by the legendary James Houston, the #0328 Kingfisher is a solid crystal form engraved by copper wheel on the back with the artist's interpretation of a young, female Belted Kingfisher perched on a bare branch over a stream, its eye trained on two small fish swimming below. The watchful bird is poised to make its characteristic headlong dive into the water in pursuit of a meal. With its tufted crown, sharp beak and feathered markings, this eager and persistent fisherman is portrayed to display the engraver's skill. A shallow, cut depression on the front of the crystal form provides an illusion of the surface of the stream. Three concave cuts on the underside give the appearance of stones on the streambed. Limited to an edition of 50. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #0328

Trout & Fly/James Houston

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.

Steuben Piece #1002

Crystal & Silver Crab

Introduced in 1972 and designed by Lloyd Atkins, the truly extraordinary 7" wide #1030 Crystal & Silver Crab only appeared in one annual catalogue---confirming its rarity and desirability as one of the all time best Major Ornamental Designs. The short life span of this magical piece make it a must have item for any significant collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #1030

Flying Owl

Introduced in 1977 and only produced for a few years, the extraordinary, 7 1/4" wide #1059 Flying Owl is one of the all-time best Major Ornamental Designs. The piece is blown from a three fold gather of crystal in which two layers of trapped air bubbles form a featherlike pattern. The head is cut, the eyes engraved and, along the back, translucent cuts repeat the pattern. The open-ended body, abstract in concept, suggests a smooth, silent flight of the nocturnal bird as it alights on a perch or its prey. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #1059

Duckling

Introduced in 1964 and designed by Lloyd Atkins, the 8" #8129 Duckling is often displayed with several companions so make way for the Ducklings!!! Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8129

Phoenix

Introduced in 1965 and designed by Lloyd Atkins, the quite rare 12 3/4" #8136 Phoenix does not often appear in the marketplace. One of the taller Steuben Glass Animals, the impressive Phoenix is an important addition to any Steuben Glass Animal collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8136

Large Horizontal Beaver

In the mid 1970's, famous Steuben Glass designer, Lloyd Atkins, introduced the four member Beaver Family---all with red garnet eyes. The 9 1/4" long #8306 Large Horizontal Beaver is the mother figure in the grouping. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8306

Large Vertical Beaver

In theIn the mid 1970's, famous Steuben Glass designer, Lloyd Atkins, introduced the four member Beaver Family--all with red garnet eyes. The 6 1/4" high #8307 Large Vertical Beaver is the father figure in the grouping. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8307

Small Horizontal Beaver

IIn the mid 1970's, famous Steuben Glass designer, Lloyd Atkins, introduced the four member Beaver Family--all with red garnet eyes. The 5 1/2" long #8359 Small Horizontal Beaver is one of the two children and appears in the lower front above. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8359

Small Vertical Beaver

IIn the mid 1970's, famous Steuben Glass designer, Lloyd Atkins, introduced the four member Steuben Glass Beaver Family--all with red garnet eyes. The 3 1/2" high #8360 Small Vertical Beaver is one of the two children and appears to the left of the photo. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8360

Peacock

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.

Steuben Piece #8532

Stork

Introduced in 1986, the 14" tall #8538 Stork was inexplicably only produced for a few years so this meaningful piece does not often appear in the marketplace. Since the Stork is hand formed, each example differs slightly--just like each child differs from their siblings!! Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8538

Pair of Herons

Introduced in 2000, the #8893 Graceful Heron is 14 1/2" and the #8894 Young Heron is 8 3/4" tall. They make a beautiful presentation when displayed together. An older catalogue provides this description---this stately fisher is a bird of good omen and symbolizes the will to transcend difficulties by rising above them. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8893/8894