This elegant hand blown lidded bowl was made by Steuben Glass of Corning, New York. The piece was originally designed by Irene Benton in 1943 and features a distinctive ram's head motif on the lid. The bowl is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The base bears the etched 'Steuben' signature and has minimal light scratches on the base related to display. The piece stands approximately 6.5" tall as measured to the top of the lid and is 5" across the mouth. The foot of the bowl is 2" in diameter. The entire piece weighs in at just under 2lbs, and per the estate, dates to the early 1960's.
This fine art glass lidded bowl would be a wonderful birthday or holiday gift for the special Aries in your life, or could also be a unique way to mark an April or May wedding celebration or anniversary. A gorgeous vintage find whether purchased as an addition to an existing collection of Steuben or used as a stand alone decorative accent.
A note on the maker:
Steuben Glass Works was founded by Frederick Carder and Thomas Hawkes in 1903, and produced highly sought after art glass until 2011. Treasured by art collectors from around the world, Steuben pieces were often the gift of choice when intending to impress, and recipients included dignitaries like Prince Charles and Lady Diana as well as leaders like Pope Benedict. As an interesting side note, the glass slipper in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Disney World was made by Steuben Glass.
After suspending production for a three year period, the company introduced a new lead free glass formula in early 2014. This new formula is currently being used at the Corning facility to produce a limited number of four well known Steuben designs. A selection of the company's line of hand coolers, animal figures and other pieces are also being made in Europe.