The Great Tazza

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Object Name: 
The Great Tazza
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Overall H: 38.9 cm; Bowl Diam: 48.7 cm
On Display
about 1889-1895
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Juliette K. Rakow. From The Cameo Glass Collection of Leonard S. Rakow and Juliette K. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Green glass cased with white, green, white and ruby; cameo-carved with floral motif.
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Source
Thomas Webb & Sons Gem Cameo
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Corning Museum of Glass 1982-05-01 through 1982-10-31
Cameo glass, one of the most costly and difficult decorating techniques since first century B.C., is documented and illustrated in this catalog. Included are examples from Rome, Islam, and China, as well as English 19th-century masterpieces by John Northwood and George Woodall among others. For the purposes of this catalog, the term “cameo glass” is used to refer to cased glass objects with two or more differently colored layers. The outer layer is usually an opaque or opalescent white, and the outer layer or layers have been carved in to leave the decoration standing in relief against a body of contrasting color. Shading is produced by thinning down the carved layer; highlights are created where the glass is left thickest. Both this catalog, and the exhibition for which it was created, documents the 2000-year cameo glass tradition.
Oriental Influences on Victorian Glass (2010-3) illustrated, p. 11;
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (2008-04) illustrated, p. ?;
Modern Glass Inspired By Ancient Rome (2008-02-22) illustrated, p. 1;
Learning from the ancients (2008-02-20) illustrated, p. 1D;
Glass from the past (2008-02-14) illustrated, p. 2D;
Ancient Inspiration (2008-02-14) illustrated, D2;
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (2008-01) illustrated
Ecouri ale Romei antice in sticlaria moderna (2008) illustrated, p. 87, top left; BIB# AI97179
The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall (2000) illustrated, p. 53; BIB# 64626
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 9, 33, 61, fig. 28; BIB# 35913
Important Acquisitions from the Rakow Collection (1993) illustrated, cover, frontispiece; p. 140, #6; BIB# AI32225
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1992 (1993) illustrated, pp. 2-3; BIB# AI96377
A Passion for Glass (1982-01) p. 67; BIB# AI29846
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 70, 113, #60; p. 50 (fig. 26), p. 51 (fig. 27); BIB# 30609