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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-438-5417.
America's Cup Trophy
America's Cup Sailboat Racing returned to New York City for the first time since 1920. Steuben was commissioned to create the 1st place trophy for this prestigious, Louis Vuitton World Series Event.
Seeds of Enlightenment
Designed by Eric Hilton, 2000 & 2015
This magnificent tribute was commissioned by Corning Incorporated and presented to the State of New York to mark the year 2000 Martin Luther King Day memorial observance held in Albany. Tiny bubbles trapped in the polished crystal represent Dr. King’s “seed of enlightenment” – the ideas he planted that would grow to fulfill his noble dream of peace, justice, and freedom for all mankind. Badly damaged in 2014, this piece was recreated by Steuben in 2015 and is on permanent view in the concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
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
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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:
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"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.