Aphrodite and Cupid

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Title: 
Aphrodite and Cupid
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
89.2.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.6 cm, Diam: 33.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1884
Credit Line: 
Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Opaque white and transparent plum color, lead glass; blown, overlaid, etched, cameo-carved. Shallow, circular shape, with slightly upcurved rim; plum overlaid on the front with opaque white; the white cameo-carved to create a depiction of a nude woman reclining in a shell, holding an infant in her lap, dangling a large leaf in the water from her right hand; a long veil billowing above; shell floating in a pond, with flowering waterlillies in the foreground, a cattail and other foliage at the left, bamboo-like foliage at the right; signed (incised) at the lower right "G. Woodall / 1884"; encircled by a formal border at the rim, of repeated leaves and pendant flower buds; two printed circular paper collection labels on the reverse: inscribed "E. L. PAGET / COLLECTION / 217" and "COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-15."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Source
1989-06-06
Inscription: 
E. L. PAGET / COLLECTION / 217
Label
COLLECTION OF DR. & MRS. LEONARD S. RAKOW / CG-15
Label
G. Woodall / 1884
Signature and date
Woodall Cameo Millenium
Venue(s)
Broadfield House Glass Museum 2000-05-08 through 2001-01-30
The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall (2000) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# 64626
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 44-45, 62, fig. 40; BIB# 35913
English Cameo Glass (1980) p. 100, fig. 70; BIB# 20952