Vase with Flowers

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Vase with Flowers
Accession Number: 
84.4.188
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30.2 cm; Rim Diam: 16.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1925-1935
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford G. Maynard
Web Description: 
Silver-overlay wares combined the arts of silversmithing and glassmaking. The process of depositing sterling silver on glass utilized electroplating, and the wares were sometimes marketed as “deposit ware.” It is unknown whether Pairpoint applied the silver in its own plant or sent the glass out to other decorating shops. The company also supplied undecorated glass to the Rockwell Silver Company of Meriden, Connecticut, which added the silver overlay to the glass, often with incised ornament on the surface. Although this expensive type of decoration sold well at first, the Great Depression limited sales in the 1930s.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Maynard, Clifford G., Source
Maynard, Mrs. Clifford G., Source
Technique: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Green and colorless non-lead glasses; blown, silver decorated electrolytically. Conical upper section of green glass with silver deposit decoration of dogwood blossoms; applied stem section of green glass with one knop; applied colorless bubble ball; applied stem section of green glass; applied circular foot with polished pontil mark underneath.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery