Inspiration

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
Inspiration
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
80.2.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30.2 cm, Diam (max): 14.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1885-1910
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Transparent brilliant blue and opaque white lead glasses; blown, cameo-carved. Tall, ovoid shape, with cylindrical neck; rounded shoulders, sides tapering to a rounded base, on a rounded foot; white overlay on blue, cameo carved; foliate border at the rim, a female figure holding a billowing scarf on the side, with flowering plants and grasses growing naturalistically from the ground; incised signature "G. Woodall" in script below the tallest flowering plant; a border of repeated, tiny six-petaled flowers between pairs of ribs below; a band of repeated leaves decorates the foot; acid-etched marks on the underside of the foot; "THOMAS WEBB & SONS" in an arc above "GEM / CAMEO" and "THEODORE B. STARR" in circle around "NEW / YORK"; printed paper label inscribed "COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW" in a circle, with typed "CG-4" in the center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow, Mrs. Leonard S. ((d. 1992)), Former Collection
1980-06-16
Rakow, Dr. Leonard S., Former Collection
1980-06-16
Inscription: 
THOMAS WEBB & SONS / GEM / CAMEO
Inscription
THOEDORE B. STARR / NEW / YORK
Inscription
COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-4
Label
G. Woodall
Signature
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 277; BIB# 128671
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 223; BIB# 69319
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 47, 62, fig. 43; BIB# 35913
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, p. 99, #28 right;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1980 (1981) illustrated, pp. 7, 9;