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Cameo Glass Vase

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1999M6
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1915 c - 1915 c

Notes

Two firms in Stourbridge, produced glass of this type, where glass is 'cased' or layered in contrasting colours and cut through so a white layer appears in relief against one or more colours. The more colours the greater the skills and complexity.

J & J Northwood acted as a cameo carving workshop for Stevens & Williams, whose work featured British flowers and other natural subjects such as roses, foxgloves and butterflies. Thomas Webb's workshop was the province of brothers Thomas and George Woodall, who tended to specialise in prestigious figure subjects.

Bequeathed by and in memory of Albert Henry Hughes and his wife Winifred.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Cameo glass, carved.
Material(s):Cameo glass
Place of Origin:Stourbridge, West Midlands, England

Dimensions

Height:22.6 cm
Diameter:7.8 cm