The 4" high #1006 Mouse & Cheese is a whimsical James Houston design featuring an 18K gold cast mouse perched eagerly on a wedge of crystal cheese. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
The incomparable James Houston designed most of the early Major Ornamental Design Series pieces in the late 1960's--early 1970's including the extraordinary #1007 Heart & Key. This 3 3/4" romantic piece features an elaborately decorated gold frame that accepts the gold key to your Heart!! Properly signed, in excellent condition and including the original red leather case.
Introduced in 1968 and only available from mid-autumn until Christmas Eve, the classic and long discontinued 5 3/4" Partridge in a Pear Tree remains one of the most famous Major Ornamental Design pieces. The crystal pear is cut open to reveal a core made of 18K gold shaped like a tree bearing 12 pears and holding a golden partridge. In the Old English carol, a partridge in a pear tree was the token of love given on the first day. Properly signed and in excellent condition in the original red leather case.
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.
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.
In the late 1980's, Steuben Glass introduced the #1126 9 1/2" Lion majestically resting on an attractive wood base. This regal animal has appeared as a figure of bravery and strength throughout the history of art. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
As part of the extremely rare Great Animal series from the late 1960's, the 8 1/4" long #5007 Great Snail was only produced for a short time and does not often appear in the marketplace. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
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.
In the mid-1950's, the extraordinary #8094 14 1/2" Tall Candlesticks were introduced--instantly becoming the ultimate Candlestick design and maintaining this lofty status until retired in the 1980's. Whether gracing an entry table or dining room table, these elegant Candlesticks are impressive and important in the history of Steuben Glass. 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.
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 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 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.
The romantic Pair of Hearts--3 1/2" #8376 with Point Down and 4" #8377 with Point Up--were introduced in 1979 and symbolize the everlasting bond between two people in love. An all-time favorite Steuben Glass gift. 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 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.
Introduced in 1994 and only available for a few years, the 3 1/4" #8737 True Love features two hearts bound forever as one--a most romantic gift to express sentiments of love everlasting. Properly signed and in excellent condition.