Available now is this Rare 15" tall Sculpture of a Stork. This is signed 'Steuben' and is in excellent condition, save for slight scratches along the bottom of the footing, common with these pieces. In 1932, Steuben made one of its most significant technological advances, a glass they named "10M" which had extremely high refractive qualities that permits the entire light wave spectrum to pass through the glass, including the ultraviolet range. In 1933, Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. became Steuben's new President, and he introduced to the market this clear, pure 10M glass now known as Steuben crystal. This new type of glass was created by Corning researchers and had amazing brilliance, clarity, and surface finish. Houghton collaborated with sculptor Sidney Waugh and architect John Gates. With the introduction of Steuben crystal, colored glass was gradually phased out of Steuben production, and the Steuben Division became known as simply Steuben Glass. Some forms of Carder's original glass designs continue to be made in the new clear glass formula although many new styles are also introduced influenced by the sculptor Sidney Waugh and architect John Gates. In these early years of Steuben's history, Steuben primarily made objects for the home including stemware, urns, candlesticks, bowls, and drinking glasses. Gazelle, Steuben's first major engraved design, is introduced in 1935 and reflects the influences of Swedish simplicity and the massive geometry of Art Deco, and this is the first Steuben pattern that utilizes all of Steuben's renowned glassmaking techniques: blowing, cutting, polishing, and copper-wheel engraving. Houghton continued over the following years to push the boundaries of creative expression as shown through the partnership of the glass designer and glassmaker. Having now made glass for over 100 years, Steuben has always sought to balance state-of-the-art technological advancements with the centuries old craft of glassmaking and the skills of the craftsmen. They continue today to create distinctive designs and to adhere to the "hand methods" of forming, polishing and engraving fine art glass in a mission to produce "the finest glass the world has ever seen."