Tyrian is one of the rarest decorations created by Frederick Carder. It is an opaque glass that shades from green to bluish purple. The shading was developed by having the gaffer reheat the piece several times in the glory hole.
The longer this heating continued, the deeper the purplish color became. Because of this lengthy process, Tyrian was difficult to produce. It was therefore made for only a year or so, around 1916 1917. This is probably another reason why it is rare today, and it may have contributed to the short manufacturing period of the glass. The name Tyrian was suggested by its subtle overtones of purple, which reminded Carder of the color of the imperial purple fabrics that were the fame of ancient Tyre.
This vase is decorated with applied Gold Aurene leaves and threads, which were marvered into the surface so that they became smooth. This was the standard ornamentation for Tyrian.The glass was then sprayed with stannous chloride and reheated in a reducing atmosphere to make it iridescent. This is an extremely rare and highly valuable piece and only a dozen or so were made..
Its approximately 7 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide. It has always been in a display case and is in excellent condition as you can see from the photos.
The item "Steuben Tyrian Vase (Carder Frederick) Very Rare And In Excellent Condition" is in sale since Wednesday, October 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Steuben". The seller is "ksmi9744" and is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.