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.
Introduced in 1979, the 7 1/4" D. #0265 Plum Blossom Bowl is copper wheel engraved with plum blossoms---a traditional Chinese motif. The plum blossom denotes courage and hope because the plum is one of the earliest fruit trees to bloom--braving the late frosts. Properly signed, in excellent condition and beautifully presented in the original red leather case.
The #7873 Pear is one of the early members of the Steuben Glass Fruit Family. This 4 3/4" high design was introduced in the early 1940's but was not produced for a long time---making it one of the most difficult Fruit pieces to find. In the photo above, the Pear is just to the right of the Pineapple. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1940 and produced until the closing in 2011, the 4" #7874 Apple is one of the most iconic Steuben Glass pieces of all time. In addition to being a symbol for NYC and a special gift for teacher or student, the Apple also represents alluring temptation. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1940 along with the other initial Steuben Glass Fruit pieces, the 6 1/2" long #7875 Grapes were discontinued many years ago. Properly signed on the stem and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1940 as one of the original Steuben Glass Fruit Family designs, the 3 1/4" #7876 Fig belongs in every Steuben Glass Fruit display. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in the late 1940's, the 6 1/4" Banana is one of the rarest pieces in the Steuben Glass Fruit Family. The long discontinued Banana is highly coveted and fits nicely in a Steuben Glass Fruit Bowl as seen above to the right.
The rare 7" #8147 Pineapple is the central piece in the Steuben Glass Fruit Family. This towering design is usually displayed in the middle of a Fruit Bowl with the other large Fruit pieces surrounding it as shown in the picture. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
The 2" #8296 Strawberry was welcomed to the Steuben Glass Fruit Family in 1974 and fits nicely in the crevices between the larger fruit pieces in the bowl. Properly signed with an S on the tip and in excellent condition.