Posted 6 years ago
So here is a beautiful piece by Steuben.
I refer to it as a pitcher or an ewer, but is it a creamer ? A few years ago, I had commented on one of Sean's post on his Steuben that I had passed on a bowl because it was chipped ... Oh, boy ... He was not pleased and let me hear it ... Lol, it was all cool. He told me that he would have not passed on it because Steuben had stopped production. I am open to criticism, and particularly from Sean ... Seems like our collecting tastes are very similar, and I respect his opinion. So since then, if it is signed Steuben, it goes in my museum ... even the imperfect ones ... If you look closely, the handle is broke, not missing, where it is attached at the bottom. One thought is to create a " make do" ... Bring is to a silversmith and have the handle wrapped and reinforced with a sterling serpent ... This beauty stood out amongst the glassware surrounding it on the thrift shelf ... Have you ever seen such clarity in glass ? I picked it up, put it down, picked it up, put it down ... Etc... Then i noticed what appeared to be a scratch to the base of the foot ... Anhhh, signed Steuben ... Made a feverish text to my friend who schools me about collecting... What to do, what to do ??? Lol, also kept thinking I knew what Sean would do ... I also question the issue of marks ... Take the signature out of the equation ... would I even consider it if not for being Steuben ??? My friend teaches me that in glass collecting .... Damage usually renders a piece worthless ... Except for an important one ... She advised if I could live with the damage, to go for it ... Interesting how overthinking about something can take your thoughts miles from the initial reason you were attracted to it firstly ... It's beauty ... which is and would be a complete insult to the hand that made it .... "What, you can't love my work as it is? It is art. As in a gallery, it is what you feel it is ... "
Sean, thanks for reminding me to love the perfect, the imperfect and the unknown.
Peace, love and a rock is simply a rock ...