Introduced in 1967 and rarely appearing in the marketplace, the #0085 The Butterfly is a crystal prism cut in three major planes and engraved with a butterfly and a flowering vine. By prismatic reflection, the butterfly's wings appear to open and close as the viewer's position changes. 8" High, 6 1/2" wide, the piece is properly signed, in pristine condition and beautifully presented in the original red leather case with accompanying red leather information binder.
Introduced in 1971, the 11 3/4" high, 8 1/4" wide and 2 1/2" deep #0118 Ladder of Dreams, a limited edition of only 25 pieces, is an asymmetrical crystal prism engraved with three children climbing an abstract play frame. The structure, defined only by fragile lines of varying weights, seems an illusion in contrast to the realistic portrayal of the children whose figures appear and disappear through reflections in the prism . Properly signed and in excellent condition with original red leather case.
Introduced in 1998, the 9 1/4" #0534 Eagle's Flight captures the majestic soaring eagle gliding over a panoramic landscape. Only produced for a few years, this magnificent sculpture rarely appears in the marketplace. Handsomely presented on a royal mahogany granite base. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 2001 and only available for a few years, the 10 1/4" #0542 Island Orchid features the rarest and most exquisite of the orchids, paphiopedilum bookerai, which are found only on the island of Borneo. The copper wheel engraved orchid blossoms grace the magnificent hand-formed crystal sculpture. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather presentation case.
The 3 3/4" #1001 Golden Butterfly is one of the earliest and least known Major Ornamental Designs. Only appearing in a few seasonal catalogs in the late 1960's and totally omitted from the Madigan history book on Steuben Glass, the James Houston designed piece features an 18K gold Butterfly resting on a Mushroom with trapped air bubbles. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Designed by the incomparable James Houston and introduced in the late 1960's, the extraordinary and extremely rare 5" wide #1003 Beehive is one of the all-time best Major Ornamental Designs---some would argue among the very top Steuben Glass pieces ever produced. This stunning piece features four 18K gold bees perched on top of the crystal hive. Properly signed, in excellent condition and including the original red leather case. A unique opportunity to own one of the finest Steuben Glass gems of all time---only available for a few short years, the Beehive rarely appears in the marketplace!!
Introduced in the early 1970's and only produced for a few years, the extremely rare 5" #1026 Lilies features a crystal egg sliced open to reveal a cluster of gold lilies. Their delicately striated petals are glazed with translucent white enamel. The crystal rests on a slender three-quarter ring of 18K gold. In Semitic legend, lilies sprang from the tears of Eve--in Christian legend they turned white when touched by the Virgin. Symbols of fruitfulness, peace and innocence, they herald new life and new hope. Properly signed, in excellent condition and beautifully presented in the original red leather case.
The extremely rare #1038 Goldbug is one of the most desirable Major Ornamental Designs. Introduced in 1974 and only produced for a short time, this magnificent piece is 4 1/2" long and features a jade stone in the vermeil frame. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1993, the 6" high #1160 Prelude & Fugue features musical notes adorning the magical design which seem to dance across the four perfectly matched solid crystal forms as the sculpture is turned on the black rotating base. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
The 9 1/4" #1192 Star Flight sculpture was introduced in 1999 and sold for $6500 at the closing of Steuben Glass in 2011. In the vast expanse of a star-studded night, a single celestial body breaks free to become the proverbial shooting star. Magical pinpoints of light, glowing brightly, are captured in cosmic brilliance in a lasting tribute to gazers and dreamers. Properly signed and in excellent condition. Black granite base is not included.
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 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.
Introduced in 1965, the 4 1/4" high Ornamental Egg with Trapped Air Bubbles packs a lot of intricate design into an enchanting Steuben Glass piece. The piece features an attractive base holding the Egg. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Designed by James Houston and introduced in 1964, the 12 3/4" long #8135 Dinosaur is one of the largest and most impressive Steuben Glass Animals. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1965 and long discontinued, the 4" #8138 Crown Paperweight is a most distinguished design that is a perfect gift or appropriate piece for any desk or library. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1968 and designed by James Houston, the 10" #8225 Alligator is one of the all time best Steuben Glass Animals. Featuring gaping jaws, curled tail and trapped air bubbles in the body, the Alligator belongs in any Steuben Glass collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1970, the 11" long #8244 Caterpillar is one of the all time favorite Steuben Glass Animal pieces. Featuring thirteen sections, a pair of distinct antenna and eyes and a great smile, this fascinating and whimsical design captures the imagination of young and old alike. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1971, the 4 1/4" #8253 Love piece was the most famous and popular romantic gift for many years. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
The entire Steuben Glass Mushroom Family of seven was introduced in 1971. As one of the three examples with a smooth cap, the 5 1/4" #8262 Medium Smooth Mushroom is an essential piece for any significant Steuben Glass Mushroom display. 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.
The 3 1/2" #8264 Small Mottled Mushroom is the junior member of the Steuben Glass Mushroom Family. The different heights and cap sizes make the Mushrooms a great display anywhere in the home. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
The 6 3/8" #8265 Narrow Mottled Mushroom is one of the taller members of the seven piece Steuben Glass Mushroom Family. Although attractive on a stand alone basis, the Mushrooms really look tremendous when displayed in a grouping. 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.
The massive 8 1/2" #8267 Large Mottled Mushroom is the kingpin of the seven piece Steuben Glass Mushroom Family. This impressive design towers over the other Mushrooms as the patriarch of the family. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Designed by Lloyd Atkins and introduced in 1973, the extraordinary #8277 King & Queen of Chess represent the finest elements in Steuben Glass form. The 10 3/4" King and the 10 3/8" Queen embody the graceful and elegant style of this era in Steuben Glass design. Only available for a few years, the long discontinued King & Queen are a stunning couple!!
Introduced in the mid-1970's just before the Bicentennial and only available for a few years, the magnificent 15"D. #8283 Eagle Base Bowl is among the finest examples produced by Steuben Glass. The generous bowl rests upon the four heads of the Eagles atop the impressive four inch square sterling silver base. There are four small flat areas on the bottom of the bowl so the bowl is secure. Properly signed and in excellent condition. A true masterpiece and a stunning presentation!!
Introduced in 1974, the long discontinued #8294 Salamander was only produced for a few years--making it an extremely rare piece. This desirable design is 7" long, properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1975, the extremely rare #8317/8318 Pair of Rabbits never appeared in any annual or seasonal catalogues so are virtually unknown to even the most advanced Steuben Glass collectors. The #8317 Standing Rabbit is 7 3/4" and the #8318 Sitting Rabbit is 6 1/2" tall. These whimsical and amusing designs are important additions to any Steuben Glass or Rabbit collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1976, the 8 1/2" long #8333 Horizontal Mink---along with the companion #8334 Vertical Mink---are the only Steuben Glass Animals featuring diamonds. Only produced for a short time, the Mink are among the most highly coveted Steuben Glass Animals. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1976, the 7 1/4" #8334 Vertical Mink--along with the companion #8333 Horizontal Mink--are the only Steuben Glass Animals featuring diamonds. The Mink are among the most highly coveted Steuben Glass Animals. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1981, the 7 1/2" long #8429 Dragon features trapped air bubbles and a curled tail. An important addition to any serious Steuben Glass Animal collection. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Most Steuben Glass collectors do not realize that, before adding the wood base and red case in the 1990's as stock #1126, the impressive #8481 Lion was produced as a stand alone piece. The 8 1/2" majestic piece was not even included in the bible of Steuben Glass--attesting to its relative obscurity!!! A favorite corporate gift/award and a most distinguished item for the home or office. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
The 5 1/4" high #8567 Star Stream was introduced in 1988. Two streaming, sparkling stars are linked by a trail of shimmering light reflecting the bond between two entities . Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Introduced in 1994 and one of the all time most popular corporate gifts/awards, the 12" #8760 Partnership symbolizes a bridge that spans both time and distance--a supportive partnership is a bond to be celebrated. Beautifully displayed on a black granite base. Properly signed and in excellent condition.