A large crystal ball shape weighing about 5lbs is formed of the legendary optically pure glass and at it's center are sterling silver and 18k gold vermeil clad mistletoe leaves and approx. This is signed Steuben in script on the bottom. Donald Pollard was a favorite mid century designer for Steuben. He is noted for a number of major works embellished with gold and jewels.He designed the US gift of state. The Great Ring of Canada. As well as many iconic vases and bowls such as the. Vases and mid century modern barware. His works are in the collections of many museums. This rare vintage piece does not appear to have been displayed or out of it's red leather box, with no chips, no cracks, no scratches, no display wear scratches and no nicks or other damage. The 18K gold vermeil has a vintage patina. 6" tall by 5" wide. The nearly fifty years old vintage red leather box is in fine condition and is free of nicotine or mildew odors or stains.
Steuben was noted for their rigorous attention to detail and for the high quality of their glass. They stated in their literature that they did not market "seconds". In fact, they noted that such pieces were destroyed in house. Steuben Glass was founded by Frederick Carder in 1903 and was located in the Fingerlakes Region of New York State.
By following strict standards for design and manufacture they achieved recognition as the world's premier glassworks. Steuben Glass was frequently the gift of state by US Presidents to foreign dignitaries.Steuben, a recognized luxury brand. Because of these factors, a well maintained/handmade Steuben collectible will increase in value over time. A fair price for a rarely offered superb red box Steuben holiday masterwork. My goal is that you are satisfied with this item and the service you receive.
I encourage you to ask questions. I appreciate your interest in this design and I hope you will take time to look at the other items I have listed on. This week at LEGENDARY SteubenGlass.This is Steuben style #1025 and appears in the masterworks section of the MJ Madigan reference book 2003 edition. This is a long retired mouth blown hand made in USA design. The item "NEW in RED BOX STEUBEN glass MISTLETOE ORNAMENT 18K GOLD SILVER PEARLS XMAS art" is in sale since Friday, September 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Steuben". The seller is "sabinewoman2065" and is located in Ithaca, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.