The magnificent and impressive 15 1/4"D. #0054 Mariner's Bowl is a spectacular design by Sidney Waugh dating from 1938. The shallow bowl is intricately engraved with a compass rose theme. To the north, a bearded man holds an elaborate fleur-de-lis, a traditional symbol for this point of the compass, and to the south a woman reclines under a palm tree. To the east and west sea horses rear above the ocean. As an added element, the outer edge is engraved with an undulating wave motif. In excellent condition with the original red leather case. A truly outstanding Steuben Glass masterwork!! Note the metal stand is not available.
In 1989, James Houston designed the #0453 Dolphins which was planned as a limited edition of 100 but probably fewer were actually produced. This 6 1/2" high and 9" wide sculpture features a female dolphin and her calf swimming in tandem through the crystal form with their tails of silver disappearing below the surface. The large dolphin is copper wheel engraved on the back with the small one on the front facing. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
Designed in 1991 by the incomparable James Houston, the #0498 Sailfish Rising is a limited edition piece and is a fitting tribute to this awe-inspiring creature. The 7 1/2" high sculpture is a forceful depiction of the thrilling power mobilized by a Sailfish as it breaks the water. The giant fish is composed of intricately-detailed sterling above the water and of meticulous copper wheel engraving below. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
In the late 1960's--early 1970's, Steuben Glass introduced an extraordinary series of Great Animals which were inexplicably produced for only a few years---thereby making them extremely rare. The massive 11" long #5011 Great Polar Bear captures the weight and majesty of this beautiful animal. Properly signed and in excellent condition.
The 6" wide #1022 Ice Bear is one of the three original designs in the famous James Houston Arctic Series. Introduced in the early 1970's, the long discontinued Ice Bear features a sterling silver Polar Bear perched on top of an iceberg. Properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.
Most Steuben Glass collectors are familiar with the three original pieces from the famous James Houston Arctic Series. However, in addition to the #1022 Ice Bear/#1023 Arctic Fisherman/#1033 Ice Hunter from the early 1970's, there were actually four others including the rare #1112 Ice Penguin which was introduced in 1982 but only produced for a few years. The irony is the price was quite a bit higher than the other three due to the much greater degree of copper wheel engraving so it did not sell as well!!! In truth, it is just as important as the original three--if not more so. This 5" high treasure is properly signed and in excellent condition with the original red leather case.