Vase

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Object Name: 
Vase
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.2.34
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 32 cm; Base Diam: 10.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1889
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown-molded, engraved. Tall, waisted, four-sided form, with raised bamboo stems on the four corners, raised bamboo stems and bunches of berries on the faces, possibly mold-blown, but later cut, engraved, and polished in "rock crystal" style; the undersides of the corners with open ends of bamboo and roots; on a trumpet foot with Greek-key border at top, lozenge border at the bottom, and a band of relief-carved sprays of peaches on stems with leaves, and an intaglio engraved insect; etched mark on the underside "TIFFANY & Co." in an arched ribbon, above "PARIS EXHIBITION" in an arched ribbon, "1889" in a rectangular panel, "THOMAS WEBB & SONS" in an arched ribbon, and "GEM / CAMEO" in a shaped tablet; small paper label with typed "29" on the underside of the foot; polished foot rim.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kaplan, Leo, Source
1983-10-07
Color: 
Inscription: 
1889
Date
PARIS EXHIBITION
Inscription
THOMAS WEBB & SONS
Inscription
GEM / CAMEO
Inscription
TIFFANY & Co
Inscription
29
Paper Label
Recent Important Acquisitions, 26 (1984) illustrated, p.145, #29; BIB# AI13534
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1983 (1984) p. 6;
English Cameo Glass (1980) p. 431; BIB# 20952
Victorian Table Glass and Ornaments (1978) pp. 100-104; BIB# 20587
English Rock Crystal Glass 1875-1925 (1976) illustrated BIB# 28212