A Maid of Athens

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
A Maid of Athens
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
89.2.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 26.1 cm, Diam: 11.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1885
Credit Line: 
Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Web Description: 
When the brothers Thomas and George Woodall collaborated on a piece, George carved the figures and Thomas designed and carved the borders. This is a fine example of their teamwork. The Woodalls signed pieces jointly from about 1880 to 1895, when, for unknown reasons, they quarreled. (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
1989-06-07
Inscription: 
+ A . MAID . OF . ATHENS +
Inscription
COLLECTION OF DR. AND MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-5
Label
WEBB
Mark
T. & G. Woodall
Signature
Primary Description: 
Opaque white, amethyst lead glasses; blown, overlaid, etched, cameo-carved. Tall, ovoid shape; with flared rim and waisted neck; rounded base, flared foot; white overlaid on amethyst, cameo-carved to create a formal Greek-key border interspersed with triangular motifs, and a formal leaf band below; side with a full-length standing figure of a woman, in diaphanous dress, holding one arm at her chin; standing alongside a plinth with raised formal foliate design, and an urn of fruit on tripod stand, with ram's heads at the tops of the legs, and animal paw feet; a classical pitcher alongside on the pavement; signed below the plinth, at the lower right, "T. & G. Woodall" in script; on the reverse, a formal stylized foliate ornament with two dolphin; formal zigzag band with florets below; foot rim with a series of leaves; foot rim ground flat, pontil mark ground concave, with acid-etched inscription "+ A . MAID . OF . ATHENS +" in an arc, and the factory mark "WEBB" in a square with fans along the sides.
Woodall Cameo Millenium
Venue(s)
Broadfield House Glass Museum 2000-05-08 through 2001-01-30
The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall (2000) illustrated, p. 72; BIB# 64626
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 46, 62, fig. 42; BIB# 35913
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1989 (1990) p. 5;
Nineteenth Century Cameo Glass (1956) p. 85; BIB# 27784