DESCRIPTION: Steuben Rare Frederick Carder black Intarsia vase with foliate design footed black.
Blow glass by Johnny Jansson, gaffer.
Cased lead glass.
Engraved facsimile signature on side Fredk Carder.
No shape number (fig. 5.66 p. 134 of Dimitroff's Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass, the author says: A number of Intarsia pieces were never assigned shape numbers. At fig. 8.64 p. 200 Intarsia pieces frequently were not assigned shape numbers.
Almost identical vase, but for the top, in collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Pictured at p. 101-102 of Objects of Desire, The Art of Frederick Carder by Alan Shovers.
Eric E. Ericson in the first volume to his treatise, A Guide to Colored Steuben Glass 1903 - 1933 p. 9 says, Frederick Carder=s favorite and most difficult glass to make was the only production to carry his personal FREDK CARDER in bold Spencerian script. Other special presentation pieces were often signed in the same manner, but these were not production Steuben in the sense we shall consider in this treatise.
A similar shape in black is part of the collection of The Chrysler Museum. See, plate 261 of A Concise History of Glass Represented in The Chrysler Museum Glass Collection by Nancy O. Merrill.
See a similar shaped example at Ill. 116, p. 74 of The Glass of Frederick Carder by Paul V. Gardner.
During the 1920s, Carder introduced his most prized innovation Intarsia glass, extremely, difficult to produce, incorporating a delicate trellis or floral pattern of colored glass between two clear crystal layers. Steuben Glass An American Tradition in Crystal by Mary Jean Madigan.
The Intarsia process was time-consuming and technically complex, factors that made it impractical for commercial purposes. Carder therefore returned to it intermittently, again in the early 1920s, and then in 1929-1930, for his own enjoyment. He is believed to have created roughly 100 pieces, many rendered in blue, black, and amethyst tones. Most were given a facsimile signature, Fredk Carder. Collector's Choice Review, Number 30, October-December, 1992.
The colored design is usually in shades of amethyst, blue, green, and occasionally black. Steuben Seventy Years of American Glassmaking by Perrot, Gardner, Plautt.
Estate of Mr. and Ms. Alan Shovers
Acquired 1/31/03 from Joan Miller Antiques of Chicago, IL at the Miami Beach Antique Show
DIMENSIONS: H:9.25" The base is 3.5" in diameter.
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