Aphrodite

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Title: 
Aphrodite
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
89.2.16
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 33.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1892
Credit Line: 
Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Opaque white and amethyst, lead glasses; blown, overlaid, etched, cameo-carved. Shallow, circular shape; with upcurved rim; overlaid white on amethyst, cameo-carved to create a depiction of a nude woman floating on waves and sea foam, which partly covers her; birds flying in the foreground and background, with seaweed on rocks in the foreground; incised script signature "G. Woodall. 1892" at the lower right; within a circular, segmented frame with florets and bars, and interrupted by three curved panels, each containing winged putti flying in clouds; with a border of elaborate shells between the panels; reverse polished, with acid-etched marks "THOMAS WEBB & SONS" in an arc above "GEM / CAMEO," "WEBB" in a square with fans on the sides, and "APHRODITE" in a ribband; printed circular paper collection label, inscribed "COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-6."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Revi, Albert Christian, Former Collection
Nettlefold, Former Collection
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) ((d. 1992)), Source
1989-06-07
Inscription: 
COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-6
Label
THOMAS WEBB & SONS
Mark
GEM / CAMEO
Mark
WEBB
Mark
APHRODITE
Mark
G. Woodall. 1892
Signature and date
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1982 through 1982
Nineteenth Century English Cameo Glass from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Christian Revi
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1963 through 1963
 
World's Columbian Exposition
Uncovering treasures in the Empire State (1999) p. 132, fig. 7;
Uncovering treasures in the Empire State (1999) p. 132, fig. 7;
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 9, 40, 61, fig. 35; BIB# 35913
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 26, #39; BIB# 35681
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 55, #90; p. 197; BIB# 58995
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1989 (1990) p. 5;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 32 (1990) illustrated, p. 195, #16; BIB# AI74245
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 76, 115, #68; BIB# 30609
Antiques: Expressions in Cameo Glass (1969-11-29) p. 30;
Nineteenth Century Cameo Glass (1956) pp. 77-78, 118-119, pl. XII, fig. 48; BIB# 27784
Modern Ceramic Art (1907) p. 2, fig. 6;
Title Unknown (Brierley Hill Advertiser) (1893-01-21) p. 5;