Posted 5 years ago
This is one of our favorite vases and holds a prominent place in our home. It's a rare, Steuben, Gold Aurene over Alabaster vase in the "Shelton" pattern, circa 1928.
This is basically a cameo style piece where the alabaster glass is covered in gold aurene, masked off with the pattern and acid etched leaving behind the Shelton design in gold relief.
The shape number is 2683 and it stands 12" h, however, it displays much, much larger due to its 33 1/2" circumference around the belly.
An example of this piece, from the collection of the Rockwell Museum, is documented in, "Fredrick Carder and Steuben glass", page 192, fig. 8.43.
As always, thanks for looking : )