Title: Rare Steuben Green Aurene Art Glass Cabinet Vase. Monumental, museum quality, green Steuben Aurene Vase, from Frederick Carder's Steuben Glass Works. Shouldered vase in Green Aurene over opal with a cascading Gold Aurene pulled feather design on outside with gold aurene on inside. When you look at the vase you will see a rich sea/sapphire blue aurene coming through the green depending on your angle.The gold aurene looks to be dancing off the green gold iridescent waves that surround the entire vase. Vase is dated to, c.
Vase can be seen pictured in the book, American Art Glass, 2nd edition, by John Shuman, page 156. Signed with the word, "aurene" and the shape/design numbers, 298. 8 3/4 inches high, 5 inches at widest point. No chips, cracks or repairs. Any white spots seen in pictures are a reflection of the lights in room and absolutely are not on any of the items pictured.
Gold Aurene was the first decorative iridescent colored glass produced at the Steuben Glass Works. In the 1890's while still at Stevens & Williams, Carder had become intrigued by the golden and rainbow-colored iridescence on Roman glass of the First to Fourth centuries A. On ancient glass such iridescence is caused by a partial disintegration of the glass surface through the action of chemicals in the soil in which it was buried. Carder experimented for years with methods of producing a similar effect and was ready to produce iridescent glass when he came to America. Name Aurene was coined from the first three letters of, aurum, the Latin word for gold, combined with the last three letters of, schene, the Middle English form of sheen, which describes the gold sheen of the glass.The velvety-soft iridescence of this glass was a remarkable technical achievement. Please, don't hesitate to ask any questions about this listing we are more than happy to help you and will get back to you same day or next day. All packaging is done professionally with many layers of bubble wrap, newspaper, cardboard and tissue paper, we make sure that you will receive your prized treasure in one piece. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "unicornantiques" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, Germany.