Vase with Psyche

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Object Name: 
Vase with Psyche
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
89.2.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.7 cm, Diam: 6.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1885
Credit Line: 
Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Opaque white, amethyst lead glasses; blown, overlaid, etched, cameo-carved. Tall, cylindrical shape; with flared rim, waisted neck, and rounded shoulder; bottom rounded, with flared foot rim; white overlaid on amethyst, cameo-carved to create a linear border at the rim, a formal lappet border at the shoulder, a full-length standing female figure on the side, holding a partly opened urn; inscribed in the ground, below, "T. & G. Woodall" in script; formal lappet border below, with stylized flowers and foliage; the foot rim ground flat, pontil mark ground concave, with acid-etched inscription "PSYCHE" in an arc, above the etched mark "WEBB" in a square with fans on the sides; circular printed paper label inscribed "COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-26."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) ((d. 1992)), Source
1989-06-07
Inscription: 
PSYCHE / WEBB
Inscription
COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-26
Label
T. & G. Woodall
Signature
The 2012 Portland Vase Project: Recreation of a Masterpiece (2012) illustrated, p. 26, top right; BIB# 131722
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1989 (1990) p. 5;
English Cameo Glass (1980) pp. 65, 170, 194, 315, figs. 150, S41; BIB# 20952
Nineteenth Century Cameo Glass (1956) p. 89; BIB# 27784