Answered By: Library Intern Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 Views: 98
Mary Jean Madigan's book, Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal, p. 315, lists the following piece of jewelry:
1067. Cicada Pendant. Lloyd Atkins (12/11/78) 2 3/4" L
1978 is the design date.
"Lloyd Atkins joined Steuben in 1948 as a staff designer. Over the next fifty years, he became one of Steuben's most versatile and prolific designers, renowned for his delightful animal sculptures as well as scores of other representational sculptures. Born in Brooklyn, Atkins studied at the Pratt Institute...." Atkins retired from Steuben in 2000. (p. 234)
To learn more about Steuben and its jewelry, you may wish to read Madigan's book.
You can obtain a copy via Interlibrary Loan by contacting your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use.
I also attached a bibliography of books relating to Steuben.
Steuben offers an appraisal service to provide current values for its pieces. Please contact them: Steuben Appraisals, 151 Centerway, Corning, NY 14830 or fax it to: 607-974-8850. A response will be mailed or faxed to you within 7-10 working days. The charge for 1-5 items is $30.00. Rush service is available. Contact 1-800-424-4240.
If you send your postal mailing address, I would be glad to send photocopies of the two pages I quoted.