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Overall Diam: 25.5 cm
On Display
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Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Opaque white, brownish-amethyst, lead glasses; blown, overlaid, etched, cameo-carved. Shallow, circular shape; with upcurved sides; overlaid white on amethyst, cameo-carved to create a scene of a partly-draped young man seated on a block, with one foot raised on a separate block, a partly-draped woman leans over his back, reaching forward to trace his shadow on a wall, while a winged putto assists her, holding a torch behind her back; a draped table at the right with an urn, a hanging lamp above it; a masonry wall at the left, and square block pavement below; at the bottom, a formal palmette motif; incised signature at the right, "G. Woodall / 1884"; back polished.
Rakow, Dr. Leonard S., Former Collection
Rakow, Mrs. Leonard S. (d. 1992), Former Collection
G. Woodall, 1884
Signature and date
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 38, 61, fig. 33; BIB# 35913
Dema Glass (1976-02-01) p. 3;