Swan Bowl

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Object Name: 
Swan Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 20.2 cm, Diam (max): 23 cm
On Display
made in 2008
designed in 1985
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steuben Glass
Web Description: 
In this series of display cases, commercial luxury glass design is shown with functional studio craft objects and jewelry. Steuben Glass was one of the few traditional glass companies with a history of inviting outside artists and designers to design their products. But, like most commercial glass companies, Steuben cultivated an in-house design staff, who tried to bridge the gap between industry and the private studio by creating complex designs made in limited numbers. Peter S. Aldridge was the design director at Steuben from 1979 to 2002, and he created many popular designs for the company, sometimes in collaboration with his wife, Jane Osborn-Smith.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Steuben J.O.S P.S.A 35/50
Engraved On underside of base in script
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, engraved, ground and polished. Bowl with scalloped rim formed by the necks of the five engraved swans that decorate the bowl.
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 37, 112-113 (fig. 78, plate 33); BIB# 149403
Flawless Until the End (2012-01) illustrated, p. 54;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# AI94759
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, title page; BIB# 32200
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 62; BIB# 3398