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17449

An English Cameo Glass Vase of Impressive Size

An English Cameo Glass Vase of Impressive Size

Dimensions: H: 15 in / 37.5 cm  |  Dia: 8 in / 20 cm

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17449

An English Cameo Glass Vase of Impressive Size
Almost Certainly by William Northwood

A very rare large English carved cameo glass vase, carefully hand-blown and annealed, before the opal glass surface was acid-etched, revealing the ruby red transparent layer, and a motif of Wood Violet foliage hand-engraved upon the opaque surface.
English, circa 1880

Comparative Literature:

Grover, Ray, and Lee Grover. English Cameo Glass. New York: Crown Publishers, 1980, fig. C332 (p. 380); illustrating a nearly identical example marked "WN."

REF No. 9857

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