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The best English glass from the Chrysler Museum of Art

Clutha Pitcher, Christopher Dresser, ca. 1895; Dresser borrowed and abstracted decorative elements from diverse times and places in designing his work sold at London's posh Liberty and Co. department store

Clutha Pitcher, Christopher Dresser, ca. 1895; Dresser borrowed and abstracted decorative elements from diverse times and places in designing his work sold at London's posh Liberty and Co. department store

Antarctic Vase, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1908-1911; George Woodall created this vase which shows British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his race to the South Pole from 1901 to 1904

Antarctic Vase, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1908-1911; George Woodall created this vase which shows British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his race to the South Pole from 1901 to 1904

Milton Vase, John Northwood, 1878; shown at Paris' 1878 World's Fair, Northwood's masterwork (showing a scene from Paradise Lost) was one of the very first cameo-revival vases and helped stimulate interest in the technique

Milton Vase, John Northwood, 1878; shown at Paris' 1878 World's Fair, Northwood's masterwork (showing a scene from Paradise Lost) was one of the very first cameo-revival vases and helped stimulate interest in the technique

Neoclassical Candelabrum, ca. 1787; classically dressed figures who personify the seasons are depicted on each side of the ceramic base and represent the most fashionable style of the time

Neoclassical Candelabrum, ca. 1787; classically dressed figures who personify the seasons are depicted on each side of the ceramic base and represent the most fashionable style of the time

Candelabrum, ca. 1875; I appreciated the way in which the Chrysler organized its various glass galleries to better understand the evolution of styles and methods of production

Candelabrum, ca. 1875; I appreciated the way in which the Chrysler organized its various glass galleries to better understand the evolution of styles and methods of production

Fairy Lamp and Epergne, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1886; an epergne is a type of centerpiece that generally has a large central bowl sitting on three to five feet; from this bowl radiate branches supporting small baskets, dishes, or candleholders

Fairy Lamp and Epergne, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1886; an epergne is a type of centerpiece that generally has a large central bowl sitting on three to five feet; from this bowl radiate branches supporting small baskets, dishes, or candleholders

Flowerform Vase, Stourbridge Glass Co., ca. 1897; the designer of this vase was working for Louis C. Tiffany who supplied his employees with photographs, specimens and drawings to help them execute his artistic vision

Flowerform Vase, Stourbridge Glass Co., ca. 1897; the designer of this vase was working for Louis C. Tiffany who supplied his employees with photographs, specimens and drawings to help them execute his artistic vision

Bowl, ca. 1880; the most sophisticated work in British crystal during the later 1850s through the 1880s was decorated by engraving, often carried out by immigrant Bohemian craftsmen

Bowl, ca. 1880; the most sophisticated work in British crystal during the later 1850s through the 1880s was decorated by engraving, often carried out by immigrant Bohemian craftsmen

Intruders (left, ca. 1893) and the Attack (1896), Thomas Webb and Sons; the Woodall brothers designed these plaques for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; they had been in separate collections for 100  years until reunited here

Intruders (left, ca. 1893) and the Attack (1896), Thomas Webb and Sons; the Woodall brothers designed these plaques for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; they had been in separate collections for 100+ years until reunited here

Cupid on a Panther, Hodgetts, Richardson and Son, 1877; this firm was based in Stourbridge (Worcestershire), center of British glass making during the Industrial Revolution; some of these cameo glass pieces sell for well over $100,000

Cupid on a Panther, Hodgetts, Richardson and Son, 1877; this firm was based in Stourbridge (Worcestershire), center of British glass making during the Industrial Revolution; some of these cameo glass pieces sell for well over $100,000

Dragon Bowl, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1885; cameo glass is created by a process of etching and carving through a layer of opaque white glass, leaving a white relief design on a darker colored glass body

Dragon Bowl, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1885; cameo glass is created by a process of etching and carving through a layer of opaque white glass, leaving a white relief design on a darker colored glass body

Epergne, ca. 1890; during Queen Victoria's reign, England's growing middle class demanded new styles in glass for arranging flowers, setting the table and serving dinner; the abolition in 1845 of the British glass tax helped

Epergne, ca. 1890; during Queen Victoria's reign, England's growing middle class demanded new styles in glass for arranging flowers, setting the table and serving dinner; the abolition in 1845 of the British glass tax helped

Vase, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1900; in 1889 Thomas Webb and Sons secured an American patent for their cameo glass process and exhibited with Tiffany and Company

Vase, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1900; in 1889 Thomas Webb and Sons secured an American patent for their cameo glass process and exhibited with Tiffany and Company

Vase in the Chinese Taste, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1885-1890; founded in 1837, Thomas Webb and Sons, considered the Crystal King of England, won top prizes at London’s Great Exhibition of 1851 and Paris’ Exposition Universelle of 1878

Vase in the Chinese Taste, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1885-1890; founded in 1837, Thomas Webb and Sons, considered the Crystal King of England, won top prizes at London’s Great Exhibition of 1851 and Paris’ Exposition Universelle of 1878

Before the Race, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1890; the Woodall brothers, designers for this piece, were experts at the complex process required to make complicated cameo designs

Before the Race, Thomas Webb and Sons, ca. 1890; the Woodall brothers, designers for this piece, were experts at the complex process required to make complicated cameo designs

Favrile Vase, Stourbridge Glass Co., ca. 1897-1899; the availability of coal (for fuel) and fireclay (for making furnaces and melting pots) made the Stourbridge area of the UK a perfect location for glass making

Favrile Vase, Stourbridge Glass Co., ca. 1897-1899; the availability of coal (for fuel) and fireclay (for making furnaces and melting pots) made the Stourbridge area of the UK a perfect location for glass making

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