Flora

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Title: 
Flora
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.2.20
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30 cm, W: 12.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow
Web Description: 
In Roman mythology, Flora was the goddess of flowers and youth. She is often depicted as an allegory for the season of spring. (see George and Thomas Woodall, 92.2.10, and cameo glass in Stourbridge (89.2.11).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) ((d. 1992)), Source
1982-12-31
Rakow, Leonard S., Source
1982-12-31
Inscription: 
COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-7
Label
THOMAS WEBB & SONS / GEM / CAMEO / WEBB
Mark
T. & G. Woodall
Signature
Incised script
Primary Description: 
Opaque white overlay on purple lead glass; blown, cameo-carved. Rectangular with shaped border. Flat plate with elaborate rim and conforming white double border; carved shells and foliage in the corners, foliate scrolls at the centers of each side; the center of the plaque decorated with a winged female figure, draped in a filmy, clinging fabric, buttoned at the thigh, flying through the clouds, her hair streaming out behind her, scattering flowers, which she is carrying in her draped clothes, with her right hand; three butterflies flitting below; hills at the bottom with scattered growing flowering plants; signed (incised script) "T. & G. Woodall." at the lower right; acid-etched mark on the reverse: "THOMAS WEBB & SONS" in an arc above "GEM / CAMEO"; and "WEBB" in a four-lobed mark below, filled out with areas of radial and parallel lines; the edges cut; the reverse side ground and polished; circular printed label inscribed "COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW" and, in the center, typed "CG-7".
Nineteenth Century English Cameo Glass from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Christian Revi
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1963 through 1963
The 2012 Portland Vase Project: Recreation of a Masterpiece (2012) illustrated, p. 26, top left; BIB# 131722
Layers of Wonder: Majestic and Marvelous Cameo Glass (2003-05) illustrated, inset between pp. 40-41;
The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall (2000) illustrated, Front Cover; BIB# 64626
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 50, 62, fig. 46; BIB# 35913
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (1983) illustrated, pp. 266-267, #33;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1982 (1983) p. 7;
Nineteenth Century Cameo Glass (1956) illustrated, p. 83, 120-121, (pl. XIII, #50); BIB# 27784
The American Pottery Gazette (1906-10) p. 30;