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 8" #1002 Trout & Fly remains one of the most recognized James Houston designs. The Trout is rising to strike a Royal Coachman fly sculpted in 18K gold. The hand formed Trout glimmers with bubbles of trapped air. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #1002

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

Our Love/Pair of Swans

Introduced in 1997, the 7 1/4" wide #1173 Our Love is one of the finest Steuben Glass romantic sculptures. Swans engage in a dance in which they mirror one another's movements. Capturing an evocative moment in the dance, two young swans form a heart shape against a rising moon. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #1173

Great Whale

In the late 1960's--early 1970, Steuben Glass produced the extraordinary series of Great Animals. Easily the most dramatic and rare design is the 14 5/8" long, massive #5009 Great Whale. Very few were produced in the short lifetime of this spectacular piece and it does not often appear in the marketplace making it an important addition to any serious Steuben Glass collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #5009

Owl

Introduced in 1955 and produced right until the closing in 2011, the 5 1/8" #8065 Owl remains one the most famous and recognized Steuben Glass Ornamentals/Animals with the big frosted eyes. A wise addition to any Steuben Glass collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8065

Waterbird

Introduced in 1959 and designed by Lloyd Atkins, the 10" long #8095 Waterbird gracefully depicts a waterfowl in flight. Properly signed and in excellent condition which is often not the case on the resale market!!

Steuben Piece #8095

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

Eagle on Ball

Introduced in 1964 and produced until the closing in 2011, the James Houston designed 12" wide #8130 Eagle on Ball is a symbol of patriotism, freedom and courage. Therefore, it has always been a favorite corporate gift/award as well as an important addition to any Steuben Glass collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8130

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

Great Pheasant

In the late 1960's--early 1970's, Steuben Glass produced a series of Great Animals that were only available for a few years. Therefore, all of these large designs are highly desirable and very difficult to find. The 15 1/4" long #8243 Great Pheasant was introduced in 1970 and is both immense and graceful at the same time. Properly signed and in excellent condition.

Steuben Piece #8243

Pair of Salmon/James Houston

Designed by the legendary James Houston and introduced in 1975, the #8297 Male Salmon and #8302 Female Salmon are an impressive and complimentary couple. These long discontinued pieces are 13 1/4" and 14 1/2" long and rarely appear on the resale market.

Steuben Piece #8297 Male/8302 Female

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