Answered By: Paul Chasse Last Updated: Dec 04, 2016 Views: 28
Thank You for the question! I suppose the most precise and meticulous method would be to look through every Steuben Trade catalog after the 1930's; However a more time efficient research path could utilize some books that have a variety of items Steuben produced over the years.
Currently, I have several excellent Steuben Books in front of me:
Perhaps the most replete single resource with high quality images and Steuben information/pictures and identification potential is Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal By Mary Jane Madigan
- Steuben Glass : an American tradition in crystal / Mary Jean Madigan.
- Edition:Rev. and expanded.
- Publisher:New York : H.N. Abrams, 2003.
- Description:384 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
(Rakow Library call number) NK5112.9.S7 .M18 2003
This text below: Crystal Clear Steuben glass from the collection of Marianne and Isidore Cohn Jr. has quite a few images of Steuben pieces chronologically ordered starting with the year 1935 and continuing to 2002--the images are very high quality as well. Although the Pictures in this text cannot possibly represent every item Steuben designed over the years, it would still be a valuable resource to a researcher do to the time-line and variety and quality of collection images.
- Crystal clear : Steuben Glass from the collection of Marianne and Isidore Cohn, Jr. / John Webster Keefe.
- Publisher:New Orleans : New Orleans Museum of Art, c2004.
- Description:128 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
- Notes:"2000 copies of this book were published in conjunction with the exhibition ... organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and presented November 13, 2004 through January 16, 2005"--T.p. verso.
Steuben chronology, 1903-2004 (p. 113-126).
(Rakow Library call number) NK5112.9.S7 .K26
Another large text devoted to Steuben design is : Steuben Glass A Monograph by James S. Plaut. This text has a great many images of Steuben items chronologically arranged from 1934-1947. The pictures include the designers names as well. This would be another valuable resource to a researcher who desires to identify Steuben Pieces.
- Steuben glass : a monograph / by James S. Plaut.
- Edition:2nd rev. and enl. ed.
- Publisher:New York : H. Bittner, c1951.
- Description:30 p., 68 plates : ill. ; 32 cm.
(Rakow Library call number) NK5112.9.S7 .P72 1951
The many of the Library’s books and microforms are available to borrow through interlibrary loan. The Library does not loan periodicals, archival & special collections materials, audio/visual materials, trade catalogs and other rare and/or fragile items from its collection.
I have also attached some lists of resources the Library has compiled on its resources on Steuben. You are always welcome to visit the Rakow Library and Corning Museum of Glass! Good Luck!