See pics - Important note to flaws! - there are no flaws that affect this vase after it left the Steuben factory as vase has been well cared for past 93 years. As vase is in excellent condition no cracks, no chips, no restorations.Post production flaws flaws affect value 10 times more than a production flaw. Complicated production process of this vase - Frederick Carder was art director of Steuben glass in Corning NY from 1903 - 1932. He International Art Moderne Exposition F. Carder came back to NY with new approach of high quality design for art glass production with art deco designs - Steuben glass was one of very small # of American companies that changed design to this new concept that wasn't really associated with American tastes yet as it was in European countries. Most vases like this one were hand blown glass & some were produced to form as a vase in a metal mould as this vase began in alabaster colored glass with mirror black color liquid glass shaped inside as this vase form and allowed to cool when removed vase was in almost solid form.
This vase has what is called "straw mark" during production at top of vase in last pic show black glass embedded in white glass as a vertical line - the glass is not cracked nor does glass have any crack or fissure space in the glass. The mirror black glass is in the alabaster glass on just the one side! - Literally how glass makers removed the vase from the interior of the metal mould of this shape vase - employees used the finely thin strands of a straw broom to wedge into the mould to loosen the glass from inside mould wall pull up the glass vase with tools the strands of straw (straw mark) were used to loosen the vase & result in this vase was a small amount of semi liquid black glass layered inside the alabaster glass traveled up from the origin of the strand of straw to embed black glass in the alabaster glass. The black mark is embedded in the alabaster glass and is not cracked. We can see the black glass because the white glass is translucent to see inside of the glass itself.
Although this vase isn't perfect the value is affected as a production flaw. If vase had a crack or chip the value would be reduced 10 times it's retail price - but this Steuben vase has rarity to add to the plus side of value & it is very attractive from the art deco period - My asking amount is about a 1/3 value if vase was perfect or make a Best Offer! Condition - has "straw mark" of black glass made during production - no other defects no cracks no chips no restoration.Vase is 10" high - 6" wide - 5.25" wide at mouth of vase & 3.75" wide polished base. The item "Steuben Acid Cut Black/Alabaster Glass Vase Art Deco Sea Holly 1928 10H" is in sale since Thursday, March 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Steuben". The seller is "astor1000" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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