An Obsession with Fan Vases

Jan 15, 2023
Issue 3663


Save the date to catch up with friends and colleagues for the New Year!  Our next CSGA member meeting will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 4:00-6:00pm ESTThe meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and details will be emailed to Carder Steuben Glass Association members the week before the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you!

In this session, the Beemans will be sharing information and photos about their extensive (and gorgeous) collection of glass fan vases.  Their collection is primarily Bohemian & Czech glass with Carder Steuben and some other makers sprinkled in.  Please join us to hear how this obsession started and why it continues!  To enrich the conversation, please feel free to bring a fan vase or another favorite of yours to share.


We received a reply to our last Gazette article on Steuben’s glue chip decoration.  This information comes from Beth Shaut:

“Happy New Year to all.  In accordance with different techniques, Mr. Carder would try his hand at different types of processes to prove he could do them; also when told he couldn’t do them, to prove to others that he could.  Carder also designed certain techniques, too, for Stevens & Williams and Steuben. I hope this helps.”

Here are a few photos of the wonderful lemonade glasses with glue chip decoration that went along with the pitcher.


One of the benefits of membership with the Carder Steuben Glass Association is that you also become a member at the Corning Museum of Glass.  This institution houses an incredible museum filled with ancient to modern glass examples, an excellent research library, a hot glass studio, gift shop, and more! 

If you haven’t yet had a chance to renew your CSGA membership for 2023 (or join us for the first time) please take a moment and do so now.  Completing the membership form is fast and easy via the website here.  Thank you for your support!


We have just a few packs left of the Carder Steuben Glass Association notecards.  Each set contains two each of five different vibrant designs showing off both Carder era and modern Steuben glass.  The folded notecards are printed on high quality glossy card stock and come with envelopes. The notecards are $20 for a pack of ten (plus $3 postage to mail them to you) with all proceeds going to support the club and our mission.  Please reply to this Gazette (or email if you would like to purchase them.



One of our members is looking for a back copy of the Corning Museum of Glass magazine “The Gather” Issue #30 from Spring 2017.  If you happen to have a copy and are willing to part with it, please write to us at The Gazelle Gazette and we’ll help make the connection.


  • Andrew Jones Auctions — Jan. 16, 2023  Offering Carder Steuben items including an Gold Aurene ACB lamp and Florentia compote and center bowl.
  • Bonham’s Skinner — Jan. 18, 2023  Featuring a large collection of shades and several hard-to-find Steuben items from the Dimitroff family collection.
  • Heritage Auctions — Jan. 26, 2023  The first of two installments of an important private collection of Carder-era Steuben glass.  The auction features several scarce and sought-after items including several Aurene peacock vases, experimental Cintra, Intarsia, a paperweight Cintra vase, and one of Frederick Carder’s post-Steuben Cire Perdue works.
  • Fontaine’s Auction Gallery — Jan. 28, 2023 Offering several acid cutback lamps.

Symposium 2023
Carder Steuben Glass Association
7-9 September 2023
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