Beautiful Carder era Signed Steuben Gold Ruby & Crystal Spiral Ribbed Candlestick Shape # 6270. The Gold Ruby crystal bowl and foot have a lovely spiral rib twist design, and the stem is optically ribbed as well. This is Frederick Carder design # 6270 (see original line drawing in photos).
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. Maker: Frederick Carder Steuben Glass. Color: Gold Ruby Bowl & Foot, and Clear Crystal Stem. Mark: SIgned STEUBEN in block letters. The last photo is of the mark, but it didn't come out that great, under light it's very easy to see, although not so easy to photograph.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 Era SIGNED Steuben Gold Ruby & Crystal Spiral Ribbed Candlestic" is in sale since Tuesday, December 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Steuben". The seller is "ciscocse" and is located in Brentwood, California.
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