The first cameo glass vessels were made by the Romans between about 25 B.C. and A.D. 50. In the 19th century, cameo glass became popular throughout Europe, and the manufacture of cameo glass reached its greatest height in England and France in the second half of the 19th century.
With the help of dozens of illustrations, this small book celebrates the achievements of 19th-century English cameo glassmakers and focuses attention on the outstanding examples of their work in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass.
Thanks in particular to the generosity of the late Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Rakow, the has one of the finest collections of English cameo glass in the world. The Rakows were among the Museum's greatest benefactors, and this book pays homage to their generosity.