Vase with Gazelle

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Object Name: 
Vase with Gazelle
Accession Number: 
84.4.190
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 32.7 cm, Diam (max): 17 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1925-1938
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
Primary Description: 
Black and colorless non-lead glasses; blown, silver decorated electrolytically. Trumpet-shaped vase of black glass, silver decorated with a design of two deer in an oval surrounded by dogwood foliage; applied stem section of black glass; applied colorless bubble ball knop; applied stem section of black 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