Some Steuben Glass collectors are familiar with the extremely rare Great Animal from the late 1960's but most do not realize there was also the extraordinary and massive 9"D. #5010 Great Pumpkin!! Have only seen two of them in my 30+ years of searching for the better Steuben Glass pieces. The Great Pumpkin was very difficult to produce given the hollow interior and many sections. Properly signed and in excellent condition--truly an important and fascinating design!!
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.
The 4" Apple was first introduced in 1940 and remained one of the most famous and iconic designs ever produced by Steuben Glass over many decades. The Apple represents alluring temptation--not to mention the well-known symbol of NYC. 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.
Introduced in 1990 and only produced for a few years, the 3" round #8600 Peach was the final major design in the Steuben Glass Fruit Family--joining the Pineapple, Banana, Pear, Fig, Grapes and Apple plus the individual Strawberries. Most Steuben Glass collectors are not even aware of the Peach so it is a treasured addition to every Fruit Bowl. Properly signed (usually with just the script "S") and in excellent condition.