Replica of the Portland Vase

Object Name: 
Replica of the Portland Vase

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Object Name: 
Replica of the Portland Vase
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 25 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Purchased with donated funds from the Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
Locke carved this replica for exhibition at the Paris world’s fair in 1878.
Rakow, Leonard S., Former Collection
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Former Collection
Peck Endowment, Clara S., Source
Joseph Locke, Wordsley 1878
Signature and date
Primary Description: 
Opaque white over translucent dark blue; blown, cased; acid-dipped, cameo-carved, ground, polished. Rim everted, with rounded lip; cylindrical neck curving out to shoulder which has rounded profile; body tapers toward bottom; base flat. Handles start at neck with lozenge-shaped plates; vertical ridge on outer surface which has 7 overlapping V-shaped sections; lower ends attached to overlay at shoulder. Body decorated with frieze extending from level of lower handle attachments almost to lowest surviving part of body and divided into 2 equal parts (sides I and II) by masks of Pan which hang by their horns from lower attachments of handles. Each mask has flowing locks, bushy mustache, shaggy beard, eyes with pupils delineated, and open mouth showing teeth.
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 through 1982
Nineteenth Century English Cameo Glass from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Christian Revi
Corning Museum of Glass 1963 through 1963
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 88-89, # 1033; p. 77; BIB# 58895
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 8, fifth from left; BIB# 65446
Important Acquisitions from the Rakow Collection (1993) illustrated, p. 138, #1, right; BIB# AI32225
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1992 (1993) illustrated, p. 7, fifth from left; BIB# AI96377
The History of the Portland Vase (1990) pp. 62-84;
The Glass Replicas of the Portland Vase (1982) illustrated, pp. 49-56, esp. p. 53-54;
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 65, 111, #47; BIB# 30609
Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal (1982 edition) (1982) illustrated, pp. 9, 26-27, 60, fig. 21; BIB# 21935
English Cameo Glass (1980) p. 72; BIB# 20952
Nineteenth Century Cameo Glass (1956) illustrated, pp. 61-62, 140 (pl. XXIII, fig. 88-89); BIB# 27784