Walter Dorwin Teague Steuben vase, circa 1933.
This piece is a late example of Frederick Carder’s colored Steuben produced at a time when Carder had since been promoted from Steuben to work in Corning’s profitable architectural glass division. Steuben at this time, during the Depression, sought a new direction and so hired noted Industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague to appeal to changing tastes. His design fully embraces the Art Deco style so in vogue then. The result is a modern creation that is both deceptively simple and elegant. In this simplicity, there is a wonderful textural contrast between the smooth, shiny Mirror Black glass (the outer casing) and the rough matte Alabaster glass below, which is revealed through the acid-etching process. This rarity packs a striking visual punch. Very Good Antique Condition Please note, the shiny mirror black vase was hard to capture without some part of the flash showing. I am happy to send additional pictures to assure you of a beautiful piece in fantastic condition