Offered in this sale is an investment quality Steuben glass and 18 karat gold sculpture designed by James Houston that is known as COLUMN OF THE OWL. It measures roughly 7 3/4" tall x 2 1/2" wide across the top. It is signed Steuben with diamond point on the underside of the base. The gold owl measures roughly 1 7/8 tall. It is marked on the back near the base of the tail 18K S.
I saw a reference on line that said the owl on this piece weighs 45 pennyweight or roughly 2.25 troy ounce. The piece comes complete with its original fitted box with working clasp. The sculpture is in near mint condition with no chips, cracks, flakes, hairlines or evidence of grinding. In addition I could find only one tiny pencil point size light scratch on the underside of the base that you need to tilt in the light or use your finger to find.
The box has only some light scuffing on the underside of the base. The top and sides are fine and the clasp is tight and clicks firmly in place. A superb addition for any serious Steuben glass collection.
Please be sure to enlarge, zoom and inspect each image carefully for a close up view of the detail of the pattern and condition. The item "Steuben Glass COLUMN OF THE OWL 18K Gold Sculpture Figurine w Original Box MINT" is in sale since Friday, July 15, 2016.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Steuben". The seller is "scott0228" and is located in Stamford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.