Relief or Intaglio|
Posting Number 3063 Date: 10/19/18 Return to Posting List
We recently featured this plaque in a Gazette with this description:
"Colorless lead glass; pressed. Rectangular panel, intaglio design with half the surface of stylized leaf motifs flanked by elongated triangles in satin finish and the other half with flutes alternating in satin and bright finish."
This panel shows up in the Steuben Architectural Cast Glass catalog in both intaglio or relief. The catalog description is instructive.
"Light Reflected Through the Glass From the Edges
In general there are two methods of decorating cast glass:
1) With the decoration in relief or in intaglio on the back of the glass and a smooth, plain surface on the exposed side.
2)The relief or intaglio on the front surface, with back smooth, or satin, dust-proof finish."
Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Gift of Corning Glass Works
I am happy we have a piece of Cairn Gorm to see what the color looks like in a thinner piece of glass. In the first picture, the colored background interferes with the color. The second picture is another piece of Cairn Gorm to enjoy also that is very color true on a nice background. You can see that this color is just different than Amber. Rande Bly
Cairn Gorm 1 inch thick
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Note: The color of the goblet cited by Rande Bly is not Cairn Gorm. Xray fluorescence analysis shows it does not match any known Carder glass recipe. Scott Hansen
Click to view image one: Plaque27.jpg
Click to view image two: Rakow Exhibit52.jpeg
Click to view image three: Goblet.jpeg
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