Houston, an artist who brought an appreciation of inuit art to audiences around the world when he lived in the canadian arctic in the 1950s and'60s. Houston, who was born in toronto in 1921, grew up being inspired by nature. He was a master designer at the renowned steuben glass co. In new york city, where he worked for 43 years, and became the first designer to be honored by steuben with a major retrospective exhibit in 1992. Houston was the person who introduced the use of gold, silver and other precious metals to steuben's glass sculptures.Passed away on april 17 at a hospital in new london, conn at the age of 83. Houston in 1964 - shape no.
8130 and made in the united states. Searching through the steuben catalog - this outstanding crystal sculpture is considered shape no.
Will find this heavy piece of art glass shaped as the american eagle with its wings outspread ready for flight and head tilted to the side perched on a clear globe. Approximate measurements are: 6 1/8 inches height with a wingspan of 11.5 inches from tip to tip - polished base. Light signs of previous use should be expected consistent with age. Free of chips, hairlines, nicks, or cracks, will find slight surface marks to the base from previous ownership - please view pictures #9 and 10. This item is made of art glass and crystal, heavy thick glass, signed steuben on base.
The style is high fashion.