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    Posted 6 years ago

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    My long wait is over! I've been dying to own a Stevens and Williams Silveria vase for a very long time. However, the few examples that have come up in the past were either much more than I was willing to spend or had significant burn damage. Simply put, the technique S&W used to make their silveria glass involves actual silver foil sheets sandwiched between two layers of glass. As opposed to the burst foil technique - where the sheet of foil is applied to the glass in the early blowing stages allowing it to break up into small fragments, S&W did not apply the foil until the piece was already shaped allowing the silver foil to remain intact. An inherent part of making the glass is that burst air bubbles, or other openings on the surface, allows air to come in contact with the silver causing it to oxidize and discolor resulting in the burn marks you see on all S&W Silveria glass. Some pieces have very minimal burn-through while others have quite a bit. Although it can look unsightly, this is perfectly acceptable and expected by collectors.  Kralik also made Silveria glass but their process didn't involve the use of silver. One of the easiest ways to differentiate between the two is that the green threading on Kralik pieces typically runs horizontally while S&W's are vertical. As always, thanks for looking!

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    1. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Awesome to finally get your vase Rick. It's beautiful.
    2. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Another thing learned today as well that's for the information.
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks Roy... I couldn't be happier with it! Also, thanks for the love Bill.
    4. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      You are very welcome. Love the organic look here on this vase.
    5. Mac63 Mac63, 6 years ago
      Sweet.What else can a fella say?
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mac, I always appreciate your input!
    7. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 6 years ago
      Man, that's just glorious!
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 6 years ago
      Rick, what an interesting piece this is, it reminds of a white fig, but what a beauty! Great find, and again excellent photographs, too! :^)
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      fabulous!!! great vase!!!
    10. pondhawkandcat, 6 years ago
      Absolutely stunning! Thank you for the detailed info on the process as well.
      Congrats on your find!!
    11. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      It is a rather impressive vase.
    12. MALKEY MALKEY, 6 years ago
      a most classic vase from stevens & williams and a what an achievement the techniue a master class in class !!!!!!!!
      the undulating dimple form & the colours green amethyst with silver metallic depth gorgeous
      a grand sterling piece for the connoisseurs collection your collection my friend
    13. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      It's certainly swoon worthy Rick, and I was so interested to hear the technique involved and the difficulties of production. Glass masters indeed.
      The decor on this seems so modern and of course my two favourite colours absolutely star here.
      Drooling.......... photos are stunning!
    14. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Good things go to those who wait,Rick.You're collection is so beautiful that I have no words to express.
    15. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Hi Rick55, What a beautiful vase and great post describing how it was made, fascinating read, thank you
    16. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ooohhh, Rick! What a BEAUTY!!!
    17. kairomalte, 6 years ago
      Yo got a really beauty, I like S&W 'Silveria' very much, your vase belong to the artistically most outstanding handicraft ever made and nobody could reproduce them.
    18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 years ago
      Wow! Nice addition to your collection :)
    19. IronLace IronLace, 6 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on such a wonderful acquistion. I aim to acquire an example of S&W Silveria one day...have picked up two Kralik pieces lately so hope springs eternal.
    20. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Rick55, Just now
      Wow you guys, thanks so much for the excellent comments and loves... you know it's always appreciated!

      @ Swfin... Thank You for the glorious!

      @ Thomas... Thank you... the search on forever, or so it seems. Fortunately there was a happy ending :)

      @ Thanks so much Bill... a white fig huh? I hope that's good. Thanks for the photo comment as well buddy :)

      @ Sean... Thank you, I'm glad you like it. : )

      @ Pondhawk... Thank you, and welcome to CW :)

      @ Fort... I'm glad you like it... thank you :)

      @ Karen... I agree Karen, the technique is interesting, and like Kai said, S&W was the only house that was able to perfect and produce silveria glass, which is why it is so coveted today. Also Karen, thanks for the photo comment I'm glad you like them :)

      @ Ivonne... Thank you, I definitely did wait but not by my choice :)

      @ Thanks Fran, I thought you guys would find the process interesting.

      @ Kyra... I'm pleased that you love it... thank you!

      @ Kai... I agree, S&W were the masters of this technique, and try as they might, no other glass houses were able to produce true silveria glass.

      @ Mrs T... Thank you, I was thrilled to be able to add this special piece to my collection :)

      @ Lace... Thank you so much! I agree that once you have an S & W piece, you need to also have a Kralik example to contrast and compare the two.

      @ Ken... Thanks for the kind comment! I'm glad you like the photos, I appreciate it :)

      @ Malkey... Thanks so much buddy! Your description hit it right on the head, and coming from someone who has such a beautiful and diverse collection as yourself, I'm flattered!
    21. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 6 years ago
      Yes Rick, it's Sweeeet, and yummy! :^D
    22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Hi Rick, this vase is amazing, and from a very long time ago. Thank you for the info about the foiling! I had no idea of this process at all. Love your posts and the knowledge!
    23. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Superb, so much beauty !
    24. famatta127 famatta127, 6 years ago
      Stunning tall?
    25. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      Pure beauty.......and sweeter for the wait. Happy for you :)
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      A complete beauty!! Congrats Rick on acquiring this lovely piece!!
    27. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Wowser !!! You said you were *dying* to find one....Glad you did, as we need you around here in the World for a long time yet - Rick !!
    28. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      again a wonderful finding
    29. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Wow, what great comments and love you guys! Thank you so much Bill, Q, Gary, Rose, Sylvia, Phil, Tony, Scott and Gary again lol. Also thanks for the love Viking, Fran, Jericho, Pat, Bijou, Eli, Iggy, Poire, Spirit, Craig, Deb, EZa, Jim, Melanie, Aura , Artfoot, Bonnie, Kevin, Pondhawk, Mike, Thomas, Bucket, Swfin, BB2, Jean and Bill. I Appreciate all you guys!

      @ Q... Yeah, I thought you guys would find the process interesting.

      @ Bill... Thanks so much for the fantastic comment, and thanks for the video. I've always loved his take on the song :)

      @ Tony... Its 6 and a 1/2 inches tall.

      @ Peggy... I agree, the wait was definitely worth it.

      @ Scott... Thanks, I'm glad you appreciate it!

      @ Rose... Thank you, and yes I plan on being around a little bit longer lol

      @Sylvia... I couldn't be happier... thanks!
    30. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Gorgeous ! wow
    31. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Its wonderful, amazing colors and design.
    32. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you Mani and Virginia, I'm pleased that you guys love it!

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