Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Christmas Rose

Object Name: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Christmas Rose

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Object Name: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Christmas Rose
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2016.2.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.3 cm, W: 4.9 cm, D: 3.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1880-1890
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ennion Society
Web Description: 
Talented glass workers from continental Europe flocked to Stourbridge, a remote location in central England, to take part in the cameo boom. Among them were Jules Barbe (French, 1847—unknown) and Fridolin Kretschman (Bohemian, about 1850—1898). Kretschman later immigrated to New York and lived briefly in Corning.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Jacobson, Susan Kaplan, Source
2016-09-09
Grover, Raymond, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Christmas Rose. Transparent red and white glasses, blue, white, green, orange, brown, and yellow paint or enamel, gilding, silver; cased, blown, carved, painted or enameled, gilded, assembled. Flattened globular white on transparent red glass scent bottle. One side of bottle decorated with white swan set between blue flowers and cattails; opposite side of bottle decorated two "Christmas roses"; bluish-green leaves and stems decorate bottom half. Relief layer painted in blues, white, green, orange, brown, and yellow, possibly fired enamel. Background of gilded dots. Silver neck fixed to top of bottle; undecorated globular cap hinged to neck (a modern replacement).
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, pp. 28-29 (#19); BIB# AI103665
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2016 (2016) illustrated, p. 29 (top left and right); BIB# 714015
English Cameo Glass (1980) illustrated, p. 265, fig. C210; BIB# 20952