Dating steuben glass
In 1940 Steuben commissioned the landmark exhibition 27 Artists in Crystal, featuring designs by legendary artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dalí. Today, Steuben collaborates with contemporary artists to create objects that bring pleasure to living and mark the passage of time.An American classic, Steuben is the perfect accompaniment to a meaningful gathering and equally suited to an impromptu dinner party at home.
The glass scholar and art historian Charles Hajdamach has accurately stated that, in terms of Carder’s reputation and legacy, he is (and was) somewhat revered in the United States, while he is regarded in his native England as something of a deserter.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.One year later, on Northwood’s recommendation, Carder went to work as a designer at Stevens & Williams, a large English glassmaking company.There, as Northwood's chief assistant, he experimented with glass colors and designs.Hawkes purchased the glass blanks for his cutting shop from many sources and eventually wanted to start a factory to make the blanks himself.
Hawkes convinced Carder to come to Corning and manage such a factory.
This is very unfortunate in light of his enormous contribution to the output of Stevens & Williams.
The solid foundation he established there in all of the techniques and processes involved in the successful production of glass led to the founding and sustainable success of the Steuben Glass Works in Corning.
Exquisitely sculpted, delicately balanced; even the ping of Steuben stemware meeting for a toast is like no other.
Refinements such as these, both great and small, bring a level of personal pleasure to life that can only be met when you are surrounded by the best.
In 1933, Steuben created a prismatic crystal formula that could capture, reflect and refract light unlike anything else in the world.