BIG RARE STEUBEN glass GREAT PUMPKIN ornamental crystal gourd art heart patch
BIG RARE STEUBEN glass GREAT PUMPKIN ornamental crystal gourd art heart patch:
Steuben GREAT PUMPKINGeorge Thompson design 1969 Consider this extremely rare vintage signed Steuben Great Pumpkin ornamental sculpture. Perfect for your home décor or set amid vegetables at your table or buffet. A large pumpkin shape is formed of rippled Steuben formula glass and fully signed "Steuben" in the polished pontil on the bottom. This is the largest hand made Steuben pumpkin design. In the late 1960's and early 1970's Steuben made a few "GREAT" oversized figurines including the Great Whale, Great Koala, Great Polar Bear, Great Snail, Great Dolphin, Great Owl and Great Turtle. These largest sculptures were only made for a brief period and so they are quite rare.This Steuben Great Pumpkin measures approx. 9" wide by 5" high with the beautiful clarity and refraction of light that Steuben was renown for. This vintage design is in excellent condition with no chips, no cracks and very few signs of handling. Made in the USA Corning NY Steuben Glassworks of original formula Steuben glass. This will be packed in it's fine vintage Steuben box and flannel bag with Steuben care booklet.A very fair buy it now price for this very rare Great Pumpkin Steuben style in excellent condition. After 108 years in business Steuben closed in 2011 making it very hard to find authentic gift worthy pieces. Any products currently being made under the Steuben label are being imported from Portugal and Germany and are not made of the special optically pure formula glass since the USA glassworks and melting kilns were dismantled in 2012. Includes FREE INSURED PRIORITY shipping to US lower 48 States.I ship promptly and pack with care double boxing all art glass. I specialize in gift worthy Steuben Glass, my response rating is 100% and is based on over 700 safely delivered Steuben Glass sales. My goal is that you are satisfied with this item and the service you receive. I encourage you to ask questions. I appreciate your interest in this design and I hope you will take time to look at the other Steuben items I have listed on this week.Each day according to there are over one billion items for sale. The fact that there are fewer than 200 gift worthy in box Steuben Glass items on in any given week and only one GREAT PUMPKIN is a statement about rarity.