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Goodbye Steuben Glass

By Gerard @presurfer
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Yesterday the Steuben glass factory in Corning, New York, closed its doors. Although the name was sold for an undisclosed sum to Corning Incorporated, which once owned Steuben, it's unclear if crystal objects such as the Gazelle Bowl will ever be produced again.
When Steuben opened in 1903, its biggest competitor was Tiffany, which introduced its iridescent Favrile line in 1894. Steuben co-founder and chief designer, Frederick Carder, countered with Aurene, whose shapes were more classical than Tiffany's and whose surfaces borrowed liberally from effects pioneered by 19th-century Bohemian glass artists.
(thanks Ben)The Presurfer

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