Vintage Clear Crystal Signed Steuben Lyre Vase Designed by Lloyd Atkins - image 1 of 12

This graceful hand blown crystal vase, originally designed by Lloyd Atkins in 1962, was made by Steuben Glass of Corning, New York. The inspiration for this classic vintage vase draws upon the shape of the lyre, a stringed musical instrument developed in ancient Greece and recognized as a symbol of love and romance. The body of the vase nips in about 1/3 of the way up the piece, forming a narrow waist. The walls flare out and rise to a wide mouth nicely sized to accommodate a large bouquet of flowers. The vase also features a pair of neo-classical applied handles which flank the piece, the shape of which suggest leaves or cobras. The piece weighs in at 1lb 13oz.

The vase stands 7.75" tall and measures 5" across its mouth. The foot is 2.25" in diameter. The piece is in very good vintage condition with no chips or cracks. The foot has light scratching related to storage and there is some very minor surface wear/scuffs on the sides of the piece, all of which is mentioned for accuracy. As seen in photo 10 the foot is signed "Steuben" in diamond point script and per the estate, dates to the 1970's.

This vase displays beautifully and looks splendid when filled with flowers. It will make an elegant decorative accent for your home, whether holding a bouquet or displayed empty as a piece of art glass. A lovely vintage find!

Steuben Glass Works was founded by Frederick Carder and Thomas Hawkes in 1903, and produced highly sought after art glass in Corning New York until 2011. Treasured by art collectors from around the world, Steuben pieces were often the gift of choice when intending to impress, and recipients included dignitaries like Prince Charles and Lady Diana as well as leaders like Pope Benedict. As an interesting side note, the glass slipper in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Disney World was made by Steuben Glass.

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United States • American
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