Sold - I038N 1920s unsigned cameo glass 'Rooster in the Morning' vase
1920s unsigned cameo glass 'Rooster in the Morning' vase ($225)
Cameo glass has been made by man for the last 5000 years. It is amongst the finest and most skilled products of the glassmaking craft.
It was produced by the Romans, used in Islamic Art in the 9th and 10th Century, then lost until the 18th Century and prefected in the 19th Century by English glass makers including Thomas Webb (Webb Crystal) and John Northwood (Northwood Carnival Glass).
In the early C20 the Cameo Glass Revival in the Art Nouveau form was produced by Emile Galle and it became a French speciallty though firms such as Czech Moser Glass Company were major producers.
Cameo glass is a superb art form. It is created by the amalgamation of from two to seven layers of glass, a picture is then created by etching and carving through the layers of glass.
While there are modern producers of the art, the technique after undergoing a late C19, and early C20 revival has greatly declined as an art form. Possibly because of the cost of production and the level of skill required.
This unsigned, 3 layered rooster vase is a 1920s, acid etched piece of high quality.