Plaque of Mrs. Samuel Parkes Cadman

Object Name: 
Plaque of Mrs. Samuel Parkes Cadman

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Object Name: 
Plaque of Mrs. Samuel Parkes Cadman
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
92.2.2 B
Overall L: 15.2 cm, W: 11 cm, D: 0.6 cm
On Display
about 1895
Credit Line: 
Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Plaque of Mrs. Samuel Parkes Cadman. Opalescent white, transparent brownish-amethyst lead glass; blown, overlaid, acid-etched, cameo-carved. Flat, oval shape; opalescent white on top of transparent amethyst; the white layer carved to create a bust-length portrait of a woman facing to her right, with upswept hair and two combs, her dress with high, lacy collar and frontal panel, with stylized flowers at her shoulder; signed in incised script at the lower right rim, "Geo. Woodall"; carved simple double-molded frame at the edge; the back polished flat; with circular paper label under tape, printed "COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW" in purple, and inscribed in blue ink, "CG-32," a second white paper sticker alongside, inscribed "F1465" in blue ballpoint ink.
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Source
Geo. Woodall
Charlotte Potter and April Surgent: Cameo Glass in Context
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.
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.
Jurors' Choice (2016) illustrated, p. 96; BIB# AI101515
The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall (2000) illustrated, p. 74; BIB# 64626
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 41, 61, fig. 36, second from left; BIB# 35913
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1992 (1993) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# AI96377
Important Acquisitions from the Rakow Collection (1993) p. 141, #9; BIB# AI32225
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 68, 112, #56; BIB# 30609
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 68, 112, #56; BIB# 30609
Collector's Notes: Cameo-Glass Portraits - A First (1976-06) p. 1171;