The Birth of Venus

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
The Birth of Venus
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
93.2.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 28.2 cm, Diam: 13.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1877
Primary Description: 
Opaque white over deep blue glass, acid-dipped and cameo-carved. A frieze depicting Venus resting on waves, attended by two cupids with billowing drapes surrounds the body of the vessel. Pointed rays with linear detailing extend down its long, flared neck. The area of connection between body and foot is accentuated by deeply carved scrolls and stylized acanthus leaves. A similar border decorates the edge of the foot.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow, Mrs. Leonard S. ((d. 1992)), Former Collection
Rakow, Dr. Leonard S., Former Collection
Kaplan, Leo, Source
1993-11-03
Inscription: 
Birth of Venus
Inscription
on base
Geo. Woodall
Signature
Signed at edge of cloud
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1982 through 1982
The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall (2000) illustrated, p. 92; BIB# 64626
Recent Important Acquisitions, 36 (1994) illustrated, p. 114, #22; BIB# AI33896
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1993 (1994) p. 7, ill.;
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 27, 60, fig. 22; BIB# 35913
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 64, 111, #46; BIB# 30609