Aphrodite

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Title: 
Aphrodite
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
89.2.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.7 cm, Diam (max): 33.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1892
Credit Line: 
Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Plaque, "Aphrodite." Opaque white and amethyst lead glass; blown, overlaid, etched, cameo-carved. Shallow, circular shape; with upcurved rim; overlaid white on amethyst, cameo-carved to create a depiction of a nude woman floating on waves and sea foam, which partly covers her; birds flying in the foreground and background, with seaweed on rocks in the foreground; reverse polished, with acid-etched marks.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Revi, Albert Christian, Former Collection
Nettlefold, Former Collection
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Source
1989-06-07
Material: 
Inscription: 
COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-6
Label
THOMAS WEBB & SONS
Mark
GEM / CAMEO
Mark
WEBB
Mark
APHRODITE
Mark
G. Woodall. 1892
Signature and date
Charlotte Potter and April Surgent: Cameo Glass in Context
Venue(s)
Wichita Art Museum 2018-06-09 through 2018-09-30
“Charlotte Potter and April Surgent: Cameo Glass in Context,” organized by the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas, focuses on the work of these two contemporary cameo makers in context of their historical precedents. The exhibition, curated by guest curator Vicki Halper, formerly of the Seattle Art Museum, will feature ancient and European historical examples of glass cameos, alongside Charlotte and April’s work. The Wichita Art Museum has a small, but growing collection of glass with an emphasis on Steuben, supported by the F. Price Cossman Trust. In addition to providing context for the exhibition overall, some of the requested pieces, especially those by George Woodall, have particular resonance for individual works by either of the two contemporary artists. The show is scheduled to open at the Wichita Art Museum on June 9th, 2018 and run through October 30th, 2018. There are no other venues planned.
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1982 through 1982
 
Nineteenth Century English Cameo Glass from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Christian Revi
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1963 through 1963
World's Columbian Exposition
 
Uncovering treasures in the Empire State (1999) p. 132, fig. 7; BIB# AI43699
Uncovering treasures in the Empire State (1999) p. 132, fig. 7; BIB# AI43699
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 9, 40, 61, fig. 35; BIB# 35913
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 26, #39; BIB# 35681
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 55, #90; p. 197; BIB# 58995
Recent Important Acquisitions, 32 (1990) illustrated, p. 195, #16; BIB# AI74245
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 76, 115, #68; BIB# 30609
Antiques: Expressions in Cameo Glass (1969-11-29) p. 30;
Nineteenth Century Cameo Glass (1956) pp. 77-78, 118-119, pl. XII, fig. 48; BIB# 27784
Modern Ceramic Art (1907) p. 2, fig. 6;
Title Unknown (Brierley Hill Advertiser) (1893-01-21) p. 5;