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This essential reference work Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass: American Classics provides a detailed study of Frederick Carder (1863-1963), his contributions to the Steuben Glass Works, and the captivating works of art he produced in glass. Carder, born and trained in England, came to America to join in partnership with T.G. Hawks. They opened Steuben Glass in Corning, NY, in 1903, naming their business for the county. In 1918, when war shortages hurt supplies, the Steuben works was bought by Corning Glass, and Carder stayed on in the Steuben Department. To dazzle and delight the reader, there are over 760 photographs and 450 line drawings, the vast majority of which provide illustration for 800 pieces of Steuben glass from the famous Rockwell collections. Reference material and photographs never before in print are provided. The text evaluates Carder and the Steuben Glass Works that he co-founded in 1903 in a critical light. It reviews Carder's lengthy and productive career, analyzes his changing role within the company, and places Carder's artistic contributions within the matrix of the international decorative arts industries of his time. A section valuable to all collectors is one in which many aspects of identification and evaluation are covered—signatures, relative rarity, and dating.


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