Frederick Carder Steuben Blue Aurene Footed Console Bowl Shape No. This beautiful design can be found in the original Steuben references by Paul Gardner, as well as the later excellent Steuben book by Tom Dimitroff. This is a classic Frederick Carder shape and design, beautiful Blue Aurene color. The coloring on this console bowl is stunning, I don't think it was ever used. It's common to find these bowl with scratches and abrasions on the interior, but this piece looks like it's been lovingly cared for and displayed all of its life without ever seeing usage.Even the feet are basically scratch free where you'd expect to see wear from it's shelf life. A premium example of Carders Blue Aurene, beautifully signed on the base around the polished pontil "STEUBEN AURENE 2586". Quite a statement piece, with both it's wonderful iridescence coloring and impressive size, ready to add to your Art Glass collection, or for an incredible gift for that special someone.
Maker: Frederick Carder Steuben Glass. Size: 12" wide x 2.75" tall. Polished pontil on base, flint/leaded glass rings like a bell with a light fingernail tap.
Frederick Carder, a gifted English designer, managed Steuben Glass Works from its founding in 1903 until 1932. At the age of 14, Carder left school and joined his family's pottery business in Brierley Hill, England. He studied chemistry and technology in night school. In 1879, he became fascinated with glass making after visiting the studio of John Northwood, where he saw Northwood's cameo glass replica of the Portland Vase, the most famous piece of ancient Roman cameo glass. One year later, on Northwood's recommendation, Carder went to work as a designer at Stevens & Williams, a large English glassmaking company.
There, as Northwood's chief assistant, he experimented with glass colors and designs. Carder moved to Corning in 1903 at the invitation of Thomas G. For the next 30 years, Carder had a free hand in designing that firm's products and developing new colors and techniques. In 1932, when Steuben's new president decided to concentrate on colorless glass, Carder left Steuben to become design director of Corning Glass Works.There he oversaw such large-scale projects as the making of cast panels for Rockefeller Center in New York City. As an octogenarian, he created smaller cast glass sculptures and other one-of-a-kind pieces. Carder's glass making career ended in 1959, when, at the age of 96, he finally closed his studio and retired. I've included lots of photos, please take a look and please message me if you have any questions. The item "Frederick Carder Steuben Blue Aurene Footed Console Bowl Shape No. 2586" is in sale since Friday, December 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Steuben". The seller is "ciscocse" and is located in Brentwood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.