Early Frederick Carder Steuben Gold Aurene Vase Shape No. 158

First year Carder Steuben Gold Aurene iridescent glass vase! These are hard to find, and I love Carder's early Steuben work as it stands out in various ways from his later work. First is the gorgeous color, the early gold Aurene pieces had a platinum gold iridescence to them. Early shapes were more geared towards Art Nouveau work. The early pieces were signed by someone skilled with the engraver as we can see a beautifully engraved "aurene 158" signature on the base of this vase next to its polished pontil. The engraved signatures on later work looks like a two year old was doing it, no knock to Steuben, just trying to illustrate the later marks are different from this beautifully signed early piece.

Any way you slice it, this is a stunning piece of Frederick Carder's early Steuben Aurene Art Glass!

Condition: Excellent antique condition!

Maker: Frederick Carder Steuben Glass
Vintage: Pre-1932
Form: Vase
Shape: 158
Color: Gold Aurene
Type: Iridescent
Size: Approximately 4" tall

Frederick Carder, a gifted English designer, managed Steuben Glass Works from its founding in 1903 until 1932. At the age of 14, Carder left school and joined his family's pottery business in Brierley Hill, England. He studied chemistry and technology in night school. In 1879, he became fascinated with glass making after visiting the studio of John Northwood, where he saw Northwood's cameo glass replica of the Portland Vase, the most famous piece of ancient Roman cameo glass. One year later, on Northwood's recommendation, Carder went to work as a designer at Stevens & Williams, a large English glass making company. There, as Northwood's chief assistant, he experimented with glass colors and designs.

Carder moved to Corning in 1903 at the invitation of Thomas G. Hawkes, owner of Steuben. For the next 30 years, Carder had a free hand in designing that firm's products and developing new colors and techniques. In 1932, when Steuben's new president decided to concentrate on colorless glass, Carder left Steuben to become design director of Corning Glass Works. There he oversaw such large-scale projects as the making of cast panels for Rockefeller Center in New York City. As an octogenarian, he created smaller cast glass sculptures and other one-of-a-kind pieces. Carder's glass making career ended in 1959, when, at the age of 96, he finally closed his studio and "retired."


Art Glass, Art Nouveau Glass
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Early Frederick Carder Steuben Gold Aurene Vase Shape No. 158


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