The Rockwell Museum's Reifschlager Gallery Pre-2000|
Posting Number 2839 Date: 11/16/17 Return to Posting List
Photos, courtesy of The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
It is common belief that Steuben's Black glass is opaque. Most certainly it is for all intents and purposes; however, light will appear pinpointed as a potassium permanganate,i.e., violet-red. The common pressed glass known as black amethyst has the same characteristic.
It will be found in various decorative items and in limited luncheon set pieces such as sherbets, plates and goblets. It is, as is all Steuben, light in weight and very skillfully blown.
from A Guide to Colored Steuben Glass 1903 - 1933 by Eric E. Ericson, p. 61
Green Rim and Handles Mat-su-no-ke On Mirror Black Glass, shape #3302
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