An extremely rare Steuben turquoise jade table lamp with the original metal mounts. The condition is perfect with no damage of any kind.
The glass measures 11 1/2" height; the height to the top of the lamp mounts (including the base but not including the harp) is 14" and the overall height is approximately 28 The harp, finial and shade are not original but are modern parts of exceptional quality. The lamp works well and does not need rewiring.The lamp is signed "Steuben" near to the bottom. The pattern is of foliage and large flower blossoms that appear to be chrysanthemum. This glass lamp base was made by Steuben as a lamp base by special order for the Crest Lighting Company of Chicago circa 1930. It is not known to exist as a vase and, when found, it has always been as a lamp with these same mounts. The Carder Steuben Club shows this same lamp as shape 8446 on its web site although the Carder Steuben Club drawing of Steuben shape 8446 cannot be correct: shape 8446 is not identical to this shape and shows a vase measuring only 7" in height, whereas the glass base of this rare lamp measures at least 11" in height (we cannot determine the exact height of the glass because it is mounted on the top and bottom but it is approximately 11 1/2). It is interesting to note that this is the ONLY instance of the use of turquoise jade by Steuben in which the turquoise jade color is not cased or covered by a glass or metallic coating in a different and contrasting color. In other words, this exceptional glass is truly in the Oriental style of heavy, carved glass (though this is acid cutback) in a single color.
It is obviously for the most serious collector who recognizes and can afford the best that Steuben ever had to offer. This exact lamp is shown on the Carder Steuben web site. The item "Carder Steuben TURQUOISE JADE ACB Etched Lamp Chrysanthemums" is in sale since Monday, November 25, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Steuben". The seller is "artifactual123" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.