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Cameo Glass Vase
1886-1887

Philadelphia art glass
Gilllinder & Sons of Philadelphia produced this rare example of American cameo glass. Cameo glass was one of the most difficult and expensive types of Art Glass to produce. In the 1870s British glassmakers had revived the ancient technique of cameo--carving a pattern from the outer layers of a form composed of two or more joined layers of glass. Gillinder & Sons offered a cameo line for about two years, the longest known period of cameo glass production in the United States.

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8-15/16" high
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