He was an English glassmaker who designed colored glass in the Art Noveau style. Later Corning Incorporated acquired the company in 1918. Became president of Steuben, he reorganized the company dedicating it to producing clear, colorless, highly reflective crystal that was developed by Corning researchers. Some of the most prestigious museums in the world have Steuben in their permanent collections.
Since the president and Mrs. Harry Truman sent Steuben as a wedding Gift to HRH Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain in 1947, Steuben has been used as a gift of state by every U. Hawkes in Corning, NY which is in Steuben County, from which the company name was derived.
Hawkes was the owner of the largest cut glass firm then operating in Corning. Carder was an Englishman (born 18 September 1863) who had many years' experience designing glass for Stevens and Williams in England. Hawkes convinced Carder to come to Corning and manage such a factory. Carder, who had been passed over for promotion at Stevens and Williams, consented to do so. Which also owns 51% of Retail Ventures, a holding company for DSW, Filene's Basement, and formerly Value City Department Stores; Value City Furniture, which changed its name to American Signature Furniture; 15% of American Eagle Outfitters, retail liquidator SB Capital Group, some 50 shopping centers, and 5 factories producing its shoes, furniture and crystal.
On September 15, 2011, Schottenstein announced it was shutting down Steuben's Corning factory and Manhattan store, ending the company's 108-year history in world class glass making! Please take the time to look over our 100% feedback as we sell mostly for our clients that entrust us with their high end Unique Items they have acquired throughout the years.Most of these items are harder to find and all of them being of wonderful quality! We will be happy to speak with you and answer any of your questions! All of our items are packed with TLC and sent Fully Insured. Now for the Fine Print.
We pride ourselves on Customer Service being our top priority, and part of that includes taking the time necessary to pack fragile items with TLC and for the best possible chance that it will arrive safely. Keep in mind that unless we were to pack these fragile items in a steel container there is always a very, very slim chance that an item could be damaged in route as we have no control over it after it leaves our facility.
But rest assure that we will do everything possible to protect your fragile item to insure that it arrives untouched. I will need this to file a claim. Please keep in mind if an item is not listed as brand new they are usually antique or vintage, it can be a hundred or more years old and have been gently used. Edge wear on gold and silver is to be considered as normal and the usual.
Also, please remember that old glass and porcelain were not manufactured with the sophisticated technology that we have today with the exception of Steuben, therefore there may be glaze pops, black pin dots, and minor factory flaws, and will be pointed out either in photo or print. Base wear is to be expected, however if there is anything more than one or two minor surface scratches measuring more than a 1/4, this will certainly be pointed out in a photo. Approximate sizes are always included in the description.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls". The seller is "annemarie313" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.