I examined it carefully and I find no chips, cracks, scratches, discoloration, or restorations, or condition problems of any kind. This plaque is a lovely combination of various shades of blue. This unusual Steuben vase is created using a combination of acid cut back and hand carving and engraving. The textured finish on the field of white on the plaque, is referred to as "pecking".
In this special technique, which Frederick Carder said he originated, the background was roughened by pecking the glass with a steel stylus powered by a sewing machine, that had been adapted for the purpose. "Pecking" was a very expensive process, and there aren't a great number of examples, due to the fact the "pecking" tended to break the glass. Cameo pieces like this are rare. We use due diligence in researching what we sell, and we guarantee our items to be as described.
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