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Author Topic: ??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?  (Read 569 times)

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Offline thibs23

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??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?
« on: April 06, 2009, 05:35:11 PM »
Hi, can anyone give me any pointers in trying to Identify this vase.  I really do not know much about it, except that Mary Gregory is not the correct term for it.  I was hoping you guys may be able to guide me in this. Also heard the term Stourbridge??




The blue iridescence is much stronger in person.

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Re: ??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 06:17:57 PM »
Is it actually cameo or is it enamelled? Cameo is where a layer of glass has been removed to reveal a different colour underneath. Stourbridge is a place in the UK where there were a lot of glassmakers, so its not really a very useful term

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Re: ??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 06:22:27 PM »
Hi, I believe it is Cameo glass.

Zach

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Re: ??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 02:53:33 AM »
It looks enamelled to me as well. Is there an iridescent effect to the blue glass? Maybe you could get better pictures, particularly showing the depth of the white layer?

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Re: ??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 08:29:30 AM »
Any chance of getting some pics of the figures with some decent definition.  :huh:
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Re: ??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 10:10:20 AM »
Hello Zach

give us an educated guess  -  what wud you say is the height of the white image above the blue  -  less than half a mill., more than a mill.   Cameo, in its simplest
form, is an image in relief after cutting away surrounding glass - in this instance cutting away the blue to leave white.
Another line of thought might be - if the white had been cut to blue, wud iridescence remain on the blue (right up to the white).   Best of Luck with your search.   cheers   Paul S.

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Re: ??English Cameo Glass? Irridescent Vase, Can anyone help?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 04:30:04 AM »
It's not Cameo glass...the image has been painted on...

I have a similar one for sale on my site.

http://www.glasshound.com/Bohemian_glass_vase_363.html

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