The detailed design is a major cutting and engraving achievement as the decoration is not merely an illustration but an integral component of the forma magical interpretation of the mortal struggle between Captain Ahab and the great white whale from Herman Melville's epic novel. Properly signed and in excellent condition. Introduced in , the 7" high Exploration is a James Houston design limited to an edition of From the towering icebergs to the grandeur of the three- masted ship, the sterling silver Explorer signifies the adventurer whose curiosity drives him to explore new territory. Properly signed and in excellent condition with original red leather case. All three were produced for a very limited time--making each one an important addition to any Steuben Glass collection.
Wristwatch and Steuben Lead Nadeau’s Annual Spring Auction
Published: May 14, A stunning 18K gold Breitling chronometer Navitimer wristwatch was offered in the early part of the auction. This watch retained its original boxes, books and tags, according to notes from the catalog. Among Oriental offerings a pair of large ancestral portraits featured depictions of an aristocratic family wearing the dress of the Ming dynasty, with both man and woman seated solemnly in the frontal position in a chair.
In , Steuben Glass introduced the spectacular Great Explorers series consisting of only nine designs with each limited to an edition of 25 examples. However, only one piece was actually fully produced while the others were only issued in single digit numbersmaking these extraordinary masterworks extremely rare and coveted by collectors of Steuben Glass and world history. The sculptured and engraved crystal block depicts the final stage of the historic expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean in Paddling a dugout canoe, members of the expedition navigate the rapids of the Columbia River.