Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Oct 23, 2016 Views: 51
I checked in Mary Jean Madigan's comprehensive collector's guide, Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal to see if any of the stock pieces of fruit/vegetable ornamentals had the same designer. A number of them were done by Angus McDougal who was only briefly a designer for Steuben during the year 1940. He did a banana, pepper, pear, apple, grapes, and fig. The majority of other fruit and vegetables were designed by Jeanne Leach, about whom I don't have much information. There is a picture of her in the Madigan book (just her back) at a design table and it is dated 1949. Do you think your piece was made in the 1960s? You could check the Madigan book for the designers working at this time, if so. You may also want to talk to an expert in Steuben (see the appraisers listed below). In addition to appraisers, the Carder Steuben Club also recently began covering the collecting of clear Steuben glass, so contacting that club may be of use as well. Their website is at http://www.cardersteubenclub.org/.
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