CUP-CASE FOOTED STURGEON VASE. Exceptional piece. Bell-shaped cup-case cameo case with 24ct gold leaf and delicate carving. A true collector's piece.
Traditional English Cameo Glass cup casing techniques, plus highly complex core overlays, deliver multiple strata of pure color both outside of the glass vessel. JH divides the narrative by carving imagery on the exterior surfacesof the crystal form.
By incorporating 24ct gold leaf between the color layers ( see pictures from 9 to 13), JH endeavors to redirect attention from the inner to the outer carved layers, as the light source & angle of viewing rotates & employ a clear glass substrate between the layers allowing the story to coalesce and become one.
The hand-carved surface qualities are lustrous.
The vase is signed "Jonathan Harris Ironbridge, England" 2019