Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Dragonfly

Object Name: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Dragonfly

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Object Name: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Dragonfly
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2016.2.15
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.3 cm, W: 4.9 cm, D: 2.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1880-1900
1889 (silver)
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ennion Society
Web Description: 
Harry A. Davies (English, 1862–1937) was a member of the Gem Cameo team and worked on the five-layered Great Tazza on display nearby. He must have been especially proud of this detailed bottle: he carved his initials in the water below the swan.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kaplan, Leo (d. 2013), Former Collection
Jacobson, Susan Kaplan, Source
2016-09-09
Material: 
Inscription: 
HAD
inscription
Carved (a) near head of snake
23
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Sticker
G. B. W. [image of lion, letter "P", and anchor]
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Stamped (b) around neck of metal cap hallmark for G.B.W. (unidentified), Sterling, 1889, Birmingham
[image of lion]
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Stamped (a) on top of metal collar
Primary Description: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Swan and Dragonfly. (a) Translucent blue and white glasses, silver; cased, blown, carved, assembled. Flattened teardrop-shaped white on translucent blue glass scent bottle. One side decorated with swan floating on water, snake in water below; reverse decorated with dragonfly and dogwood (?) flower; one narrow side decorated with tree; one narrow side decorated with tall stem with leaves and flowers. Geometric and vegetal border at bottom and top. Threaded silver collar fixed to top of bottle. (b) Undecorated flattened globular silver cap. Cork fixed within top of cap.
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, pp. 30-31 (#20); BIB# AI103665
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2016 (2016) illustrated, p. 5 (bottom); BIB# 714015
English Cameo Glass (1980) illustrated, p. 265, fig. C211; BIB# 20952