Fine glass plaque with some historical interest. This was done by Jiri Harcuba for Tom Buechner, who was the head of the Corning Museum of Glass and established basically because of Steuben. Signed and dated on the underside as shown. Excellent overall condition. About 3" wide and 2 5/8" tall, 1/2" thick. You can see it is hand carved and scalloped on the exterior.
Jiří Harcuba first visited the United States in 1983. Tom Buechner, the director of The Corning Museum of Glass, invited Jiří to Corning. In '83 Dale Chihuly invited him to Pilchuck, where at the time cold working scarcely existed. In 1984, he returned to Pilchuck to set up a facility for cold working glass and the following year, as an artist in residence, he created a program of engraving.