Tazza Bowl with Portrait of John Flaxman

Object Name: 
Tazza Bowl with Portrait of John Flaxman

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Object Name: 
Tazza Bowl with Portrait of John Flaxman
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
92.2.11
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 33 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1880
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Juliette K. Rakow; from The Cameo Glass Collection of Leonard S. Rakow and Juliette K. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Transparent cobalt blue glass with opaque white overlay, portrait of John Flaxman circled by white dots and ring of hawthorn leaves. Bowl is in a round velvet covered frame.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow Estate, Juliette K. (Mrs. Leonard S.) (d. 1992), Source
1983-04-20
Inscription: 
JN 1880
Signature and date
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.
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 7, 23, 60, fig. 17; BIB# 35913
Important Acquisitions from the Rakow Collection (1993) illustrated, p. 139, #3, right; BIB# AI32225
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1992 (1993) illustrated, p. 4, third from left; BIB# AI96377
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking (1982) illustrated, p. 60, third from left, p. 109, #37; BIB# 30609