Blank for Replica of the Portland Vase

Object Name: 
Blank for Replica of the Portland Vase

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Object Name: 
Blank for Replica of the Portland Vase
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
92.2.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.2 cm, Diam: 19.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1878
Credit Line: 
Purchased with donated funds from the Clara S. Peck Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
It is said that 40 blanks were made, 38 were defective, Locke successfully carved the 39th, and this is the 40th.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow, Leonard S., Former Collection
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Former Collection
Peck Endowment, Clara S., Source
1992-12-10
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Blank for Replica of the Portland Vase. Opaque white over translucent dark blue; blown, cased. Jar with two handles. Rim everted, with rounded lip; cylindrical neck curving smoothly out to shoulder, which has rounded profile; body tapers toward bottom; base flat. Handles dropped onto neck and reattached at shoulder.
Venue(s)
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
Venue(s)
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.
 
Nineteenth Century English Cameo Glass from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Christian Revi
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1963 through 1963
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 89-90 #1034; BIB# 58895
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 8, fourth from left; BIB# 65446
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 25, 60, fig. 20; BIB# 35913
Important Acquisitions from the Rakow Collection (1993) illustrated, p. 138, #1, second from right; BIB# AI32225
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1992 (1993) illustrated, p. 7, fourth from left; BIB# AI96377
The History of the Portland Vase (1990) illustrated, pp. 62-84;
The Glass Replicas of the Portland Vase (1982) illustrated, pp. 49-56, esp. p. 54;
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, pp. 94, 129, #152; BIB# 30609