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Steuben Glass

A classic art glass producer hailing from Corning, New York, Steuben Glass Works enjoyed over a century as one of the most celebrated American glass creators. Established by American glassmaker Frederick Carder and Englishman Thomas G. Hawkes in 1903, Steuben reflected the merger of old European craftsmanship and American innovation.

As artistic director for the brand, Carder prided himself on experimentation in his designs. Manipulating surface effects from etching to iridescence, Carder created pieces that were classically inspired and also channeled contemporary trends, like the Art Nouveau aesthetic. This ability to merge cutting-edge design with classic craftsmanship resulted in art glass that was both breathtaking and of a collector's caliber.

This pursuit of modern design continued under director Arthur Houghton, Jr., who took leadership of the company in 1933. Like many of the era's great glassmakers, Steuben's profits suffered during the Great Depression, but Houghton's keen business acumen guided Steuben back into popularity. His success was in his ability to develop new lines that responded to modernism, from the Gazelle bowl, created by modern sculptor Sidney Waugh, to their Balustrade line, which echoed the clean architectural form.

Quick Facts

  • Queen Elizabeth II received several Steuben pieces as gifts for her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947 including candlesticks and a covered glass dish
  • Steuben had the honor of creating Cinderella's glass slipper, currently housed at Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle Suite in Orlando, Florida
  • Though Steuben shut down in 2011, 2014 marked the re-release of some of Steuben's classic designs produced for sale at the Corning Museum of Glass

Recommended Items at Auction

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Steuben American, Early 20th Century Vase
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Vase
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$5506 Bids
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Vase with Handles
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Vase with Handles
by Hindman
Est: $600- $800
$4504 Bids
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Vase with Deer
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Vase with Deer
by Hindman
Est: $800- $1,200
$5003 Bids
Pair of "Steuben" Urn-Form, Handled Salt Cellars
May 26, 11:00 AM CDT
Pair of "Steuben" Urn-Form, Handled Salt Cellars
by Neal Auction Company
Est: $30- $50
$452 Bids
Vintage Steuben Art Glass Collection
May 27, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Steuben Art Glass Collection
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$251 Bid
Pair Steuben Crystal Swans
May 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Pair Steuben Crystal Swans
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Collection 3 Steuben Crystal Heart Paperweight
May 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Collection 3 Steuben Crystal Heart Paperweight
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $80- $125
$501 Bid
Steuben Crystal Vase
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Steuben Crystal Vase
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Bud Vase
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Bud Vase
by Hindman
Est: $250- $500
$1250 Bids
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Ivorine Centerpiece and Platter
May 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Steuben American, Early 20th Century Ivorine Centerpiece and Platter
by Hindman
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Steuben Colorless Glass Bowls and Stand
May 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Steuben Colorless Glass Bowls and Stand
by Nye & Company
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
Steuben Jade Green Glass Footed Bowl w/ Lid.
May 28, 11:00 AM CDT
Steuben Jade Green Glass Footed Bowl w/ Lid.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $150- $250
$400 Bids
Steuben Gold Aurene and Calcite Footed Vase.
May 28, 11:00 AM CDT
Steuben Gold Aurene and Calcite Footed Vase.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $500- $700
$1500 Bids
Steuben "Trout & Fly" Crystal Glass Sculpture
May 29, 10:15 AM EDT
Steuben "Trout & Fly" Crystal Glass Sculpture
by Eddie's Auction
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Steuben Iridescent Aurene Glass Perfume Bottle
May 29, 10:15 AM EDT
Steuben Iridescent Aurene Glass Perfume Bottle
by Eddie's Auction
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Frederick Carder for Steuben, a Bristol
May 28, 10:00 AM BST
Frederick Carder for Steuben, a Bristol
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £50- £80
£300 Bids
Set of 8 Signed Stuben Glass Cup
May 29, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 8 Signed Stuben Glass Cup
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $325- $3,250
$3250 Bids
A collection of clear crystal glass,
May 24, 10:00 AM BST
A collection of clear crystal glass,
by Sworders
Est: £60- £80
£450 Bids
A Signed Steuben Crystal Vase
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
A Signed Steuben Crystal Vase
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
Steuben Geometric Sculpture of New York City
May 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Steuben Geometric Sculpture of New York City
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Steuben & Cristal Au Plomb Dolphin Figurines
May 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Steuben & Cristal Au Plomb Dolphin Figurines
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $50- $100
$500 Bids
Vintage Crystal Glass Estate Group Lot
May 27, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Crystal Glass Estate Group Lot
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Steuben Glass


Hindman

Hindman

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Greenwich Auction

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Winter Associates, Inc.

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction