Plaque of Frederick Carder with 2 Stands

Object Name: 
Plaque of Frederick Carder with 2 Stands

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Object Name: 
Plaque of Frederick Carder with 2 Stands
Accession Number: 
59.4.362
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 29 cm, Diam: 22.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1951
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Glass Works
Web Description: 
Frederick Carder (British, 1863-1963) worked for over 20 years designing art glass for the English firm Stevens & Williams. He emigrated to the United States in 1903, founding the Steuben Glass Works in Corning, New York with Corning glassmaker, Thomas G. Hawkes. In 1918, Steuben was sold to the Corning Glass Works, and Carder was retained as its director and primary designer until 1932, when he was succeeded by Arthur Amory Houghton, Jr. Under Houghton's leadership, Steuben's production shifted from colored glasses to heavy, blown and engraved crystal.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Corning Glass Works, Vycor Building, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; cast. Circular plaque (a) with flange at bottom for mounting upright in two separate bases (b,c); inscribed around rim: "ENGLAND * 1864-1902 * FREDERICK * CARDER * 1864-1950 * USA * 1903-1950 * GLASS MAKING." Three-quarter face and shoulders modeled in relief; satin finish front, polished back; signed "F Carder 1951" on backside. Tiger heads on each side of bases; satin finish over all.
Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1985-04 through 1985-10
Davenport Art Gallery 1985-12-01 through 1986-01-12
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 1986-09-21 through 1986-11-09
Walters Art Gallery 1987-02-18 through 1987-04-12
Frederick Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker (1985) illustrated, pp. 116, 119, pl. 75; BIB# 31168