One perfect teardrop is wrapped in a swirl of glass canning in a heavy orb of flawless crystal. A lovely gift for the special birthday, anniversary or the collector. A long retired design and a rare treat in this superb new in box undisplayed condition with no chips, no cracks, no nicks and no scratches and no scratches or display wear on the bottom.
Designed by George Thompson, mid century creator of many Steuben favorites, such as Pyramidon, Rose Vase, Bouquet Vase, Air Twist and Teardrop Martini glasses and many others. This Teardrop paperweight measures approx.
3" tall by 3" wide and is fully signed. This is a heavy hand made piece at about 3lbs.
The Teardrop paperweight will be packed in it's original vintage fine Steuben box with fine flannel bag and Steuben care booklet. This is an authentic made in USA at the Steuben glassworks in Corning NY piece. Steuben was noted for their rigorous attention to detail and for the high quality of their glass. They stated in their literature that they did not market "seconds" and noted that such pieces were destroyed in house. Steuben Glass was founded by Frederick Carder in 1903 and was located in the Fingerlakes region of central New York.
By following strict standards for design and manufacture they were regarded as the world's premier glassworks. Steuben Glass was frequently a gift of State by US Presidents to foreign dignitaries. Steuben is a recognized luxury brand. A well maintained handmade Steuben collectible is likely to increase in value over time. My goal is that you are satisfied with this item and the service you receive.
I encourage you to ask questions. I specialize in gift worthy authentic Steuben Glass, 99% of my feedback is based on Steuben Glass sales.
I appreciate your interest in this special piece and I hope you will take time to look at the other Steuben items I have listed on. This design is Steuben style appears in the 2003 MJ Madigan reference book. As with most Steuben designs, display wear or bottom scratches tend to be magnified throughout the piece and are disappointing.That is why scratch free condition, like this item, is sought by collectors and those seeking to give a gift of Steuben. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights". The seller is "sabinewoman2065" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.