About Steuben

Steuben was founded in 1903 by renowned English glass master Frederick Carder, who named it for the New York State county where the town of Corning is located. In 1918, Steuben (pronounced with the accent on the last syllable) became part of Corning Glass Works, now Corning Incorporated.

In 1933, Steuben created a prismatic crystal formula that could capture, reflect and refract light unlike anything else in the world. Since that moment, Steuben crystal has illuminated everything it touches, casting light on the joys of everyday life.

At Steuben, luxury is in the details. Flawless by design, Steuben is the epitome of the expression “crystal clear”. Exquisitely sculpted, delicately balanced; even the ping of Steuben stemware meeting for a toast is like no other. Refinements such as these, both great and small, bring a level of personal pleasure to life that can only be met when you are surrounded by the best.

Based in New York for over a century, Steuben is crafted by accomplished artisans, polished to a brilliant gleam and inspected with an exceptional level of thought and care. At Steuben, we believe that no matter how forward our technology, the things we cherish most are those made by hand.

In 1940 Steuben commissioned the landmark exhibition 27 Artists in Crystal, featuring designs by legendary artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dalí. A tradition began. Today, Steuben collaborates with contemporary artists to create objects that bring pleasure to living and mark the passage of time.

An American classic, Steuben is the perfect accompaniment to a meaningful gathering and equally suited to an impromptu dinner party at home. With Steuben crystal, everyday moments – sharing a meal, lighting a candle, placing flowers – become occasions.

The gift of Steuben leaves an impression that will be valued for years to come. A gesture filled with generosity, exceptional taste and goodwill, it is the ultimate way to magnify important moments and milestones. At Steuben, we are always pleased to personalize a gift, instilling it with the sentiment, thought and feeling it deserves.

In addition to being available online, Steuben products may also be viewed and purchased at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, and at George Watts & Son in Milwaukee, WI.

We invite you to make every moment beautiful.

Personalization

Make your gifts more meaningful with personalization.

To make your purchase more personal and unique, where noted, you may arrange to have a name, date, heartfelt sentiment, or company logo inscribed directly onto the glass. For those designs which do not accommodate glass engraving, a custom-inscribed presentation base is an elegant alternative.

Pricing Overview
Base Personalization   Glass Personalization
Text $85 $95
Logo $110 $120
Custom Art Contact for Quote


For logo inscription, please be able to provide a high resolution, black and white image in either pdf, tif, eps, or vector format.

After your order is received, we will send you electronic proofs via email that showcase the layout and font. Proof approval is required before any engraving is started.

Please allow two weeks from proof approval for piece completion. Express personalization is available at an extra charge.

Most of our items allow the addition of personalization on the product page. If there are other items that you would like more information on, or to place your order over the phone, call The Corning Museum of Glass Shops at 1-800-723-9156.

Special Commissions

When the occasion calls for a magnificent and utterly unique way to celebrate individuals and events of the greatest importance, leaders in business, sports, higher education, medicine, philanthropy and the arts look to Steuben for brilliant one-of-a-kind designs created to special order.

Steuben’s designers and artists will partner with you to develop a resonant sculpture to commemorate an important achievement or other grand milestone. From concept to completion, every intricate detail receives an unmatched level of artistry that culminates in the timeless elegance and grandeur of Steuben. Whether a single, one-of-a-kind sculpture or a multi-piece award system, we look forward to working with you.

To learn more, please contact Russel Anthony at anthonyrw@cmog.org or call 607-438-5417.

Shipping

We strive to ship your order as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours of receipt (excludes weekends and holidays). Shipments are made using the method you choose during Order Checkout. Please specify special shipping instructions in the special instructions box on the order form. This is also where you would enter a different shipping method if your carrier of choice does not appear as one of the selections.

All Steuben items are packaged in our signature flannel bag and gray box, suitable for gift giving.

Standard shipping costs are determined by your order value:

ORDER VALUE SHIPPING COST*
$0 - $99.99 $7.95
$100 - $499.99  $12.95
$500 + FREE

*To domestic (US) shipping addresses only

We do not ship COD. Shipments cannot be made to a PO Box.

Note: We assure all customers that we inspect all items thoroughly before they leave our premises. Our staff is trained to carefully pack your items in the appropriate manner to ensure a safe arrival. If your package has arrived and is not to your satisfaction, please contact customer service at 800-723-9156.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
We cannot guarantee shipping prices with international shipments. Once your order is placed, a sales representative will email you with a shipping rate based on your order. You will be asked to confirm this charge before your order is processed. The Corning Museum of Glass does not take responsibility for duties or related charges that may occur with international shipments.

International customers should enter their complete address information and telephone number in the comment section of the order. This ensures the timely and accurate delivery of your merchandise.

Why the Snowflake?

"The snow as nature's most perfect form of crystal; Steuben as man's."
-Arthur Houghton, Steuben President (1933-1972)


In the years after the Second World War, Steuben began rebranding its printed material. Then-president Arthur Houghton sought out Joseph Blumenthal to spearhead the project, which took three years to complete. The snowflake logo was designed during this period by Philip Gruskin and was patented as Steuben's trademark in 1950.

In the late 80s, the snowflake fell out of use and "Glass" was dropped from the official Steuben title in an effort to appeal to a younger market. It remained out of use until the eve of Steuben's centennial. Steuben shifted its focus back to the glass of Houghton's years -- styles that were quintessentially Steuben -- and brought the snowflake back with limited use. Now, as Steuben returns, the snowflake has once again become the symbol of the brand, reminding the world that Steuben is still man's most perfect form of crystal.