Rouge Flambe Vase

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Object Name: 
Rouge Flambe Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12.4 cm, Diam (max): 14.6 cm
On Display
about 1916
Credit Line: 
Gift of Tim and Paddy Welles
Web Description: 
The Museum has recently received as a gift a group of glasses designed and/or made by Frederick Carder at Steuben Glass Works in Corning. Among these is a decorated Rouge Flambé vase which is one of three known. The opaque red Rouge Flambé was one of the most difficult colors that Carder tried to make, and very few pieces reached the market. They were made about 1916, and they were sold for less than a year. This vase is shape 2683, and it is decorated with applied Blue Aurene leaves, which contrast sharply with the color of the vase itself. The Rockwell Museum of Western Art has a similar vase decorated with applied Gold Aurene. One more is in a private collection.
Welles, Gillett III, Source
Welles, Paddy, Source
Welles Estate, Gladys C., Former Collection
2683 / 20.00
Hand written On bottom of base. Rectangular white label with gold border and black hand-written text.
470.88 / L
Hand-written On bottom of base. Circular bright orange sticker with black hand-written text.
F Carder / Aurene
Engraved On bottom of base. in script
Primary Description: 
Translucent red and blue glass; blown, tooled. Vase with a narrow base that widens to shoulders then narrows to a short, wide neck with flared rim. Decorated with blue aurene trails across shoulders.
Connections & innovation: from Brooklyn to Corning: 150 Years of Glassmaking in Corning, New York, 1868-2018 (2018) illustrated, p. 4 (top right);
The Legacy of Frederick Carder (2013) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI95652
Flawless Until the End (2012-01) p. 53;
The Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 236, Fig. 7;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 14; BIB# AI90241