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An early 20th Steuben Carder Jade Crystal Glass Piece - UV Reactive

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This piece has been a challenge to identify for years. A paradox piece with it's glass fabrication, a gorgeous jade green color that has a slight graduated semi translucent quality, very lightweight, composition is crystal like, has a polished pontil, and a few dark flecks not meant to be there. Some information indicates this might be lead particles, which were not heated enough, to create flint crystal or glass. It's form is 5 inches high with a trumpet upper rim 4 inches in diameter.

    It does not have the 'fleur de lys' mark of Steuben, and may be considered a second if it is their's, due to it's small imperfections. I was surprised to find several archived auction lots with the same type of glass but identified as Steuben: also not marked and with small flaws. Links follow.

    One odd circumstance is there were two glass pieces here on CW about 3 years ago, both had a gold decorative band, one was red and the other ivory. The shape happened to match this green glass piece. I can't remember what was said about those pieces, and I don't think they are in the CW image archive anymore. The fact that Carder had some pieces in those colors with a decorative gold band, indicates to me this direction might be the right one.

    The history of Carder's management style and his poor tolerance for the Corning Glassworks partners, the depression of the end of the 1920s, all had consequences that might have affected production results. Their association ended in 1932.


    May 9th - I am showing a new image of a UV light test, it is a not the best result, as my light is a small 4 inches high size, with a one inch light source used from the top down into the vase. Still, it can still detect and show if it is reactive or not. I will post some of my other vases to demonstrate more glass pieces and the results.


    I have finally reached my limit with the unwelcome ongoing participation of 'welzebub's comments with his constant need to advise, explain, direct, validate, monitor, and criticize this post and it's contents again today, and for the last week. All have been deleted, as well as my attempts to let him know he and his views are never going to be welcome.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      It is a beautiful vase, it almost looks like it should glow under the right light !~
    2. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      Thanks Phil, was tested, but no green glow. The green color is fabulous. :-)
    3. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      New information from the Carder Steuben Glass Club site, a vase form with no glass example, but in the general shape and size of my piece here. Their explanation is one that I always felt was appropriate with line drawings by glass companies. It is a 'snapshot in time'. Meaning anything can happen after this drawing has been done and accepted. It may never have been produced, it may have had some modifications, various sizes may cause changes as well.

      So this is a possible Steuben vase line drawing for my 5 inches high piece, yes I know, the drawing has a slight waist, mine does not:
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      I really like this color, beautiful piece, I acquire a vase 2 years ago with this ground color,
    5. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      Thanks Alan, for the positive comment. Your vase is a beauty and UV reactive too.
    6. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      I did a test last night, with my small UV light and this is the result. Not a great show of uranium content, but some reaction evident. I need to get a better light to do these tests and show the results.

      Thank you for all the love CW members, always appreciated to have positive feedback.

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