Steuben glass rarities headline at Akiba, Dec. 16

Published December 9th, 2021 by Akiba Galleries

Steuben Green Aurene vase, est. $2,000-$20,000

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Akiba Antiques will present The Fabulous Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Schultz – 608 lots of Steuben glass, European antiques and fine art collected during the course of four decades. The sale begins at noon Eastern time on December 16. The Schultz family are members of the Carder Steuben Club, an important club for enthusiasts, experts, dealers, and collectors of Steuben glass items.Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Leading the lineup is a Steuben Diatreta vase estimated at $5,000-$25,000. Art Nouveau master glassmaker Frederick Carder,the co-founder of American glass manufacturing company Steuben Glass Works, created the piece in 1953. Carder used the term Diatreta to describe openwork objects made with the lost wax technique. This frosted glass vase features elaborate floral details in high relief.

Steuben Diatreta vase, est. $5,000-$25,000

In the early 1900s, Frederick Carder famously created a new glass style, called Aurene. These Aurene pieces were luminous, lustrous and seemingly radiant compared to their older counterparts. Steuben received a patent for the technique in 1904. The December 16 Akiba Antiques sale will feature several Aurene glassworks, including a Steuben platinum gold Aurene millefiori vase, estimated at $500-$5,000; a Steuben Green Aurene vase estimated at $2,000-$20,000; and a Steuben Red Aurene iridescent floral vase estimated at $500-$5,000.

Paul J. Stankard 2013 lampwork glass paperweight, est. $500-$5,000

The sale also includes a selection of paperweights by internationally acclaimed glass artist Paul J. Stankard. Known for incorporating elements of nature into his works, Stankard is often called a living master in the art of paperweights. Among the Stankard items highlighted in this event is a 2013 lampwork glass paperweight estimated at $500-$5,000. This transparent glass sphere features intricately designed botanical, insect and berry details on the inside.

“By blending mysticism with magical realism, I work to express organic credibility through my botanical interpretations. Crafted in glass, I reference the continuum of nature and celebrate on an intimate level her primal beauty,” said Stankard about his artistic style.

DeVilbiss Art Deco atomizer, est. $2,000-$8,000

In addition to Steuben glass pieces and Paul Stankard paperweights, collectors will have a chance to bid on a DeVilbiss Art Deco atomizer, estimated at $2,000-$8,000. Gilded details sheathe the rose glass container. This piece also features a netted bulb and an acorn finial.

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