The present vase is the earliest and largest of all the 'Night' vases designed and executed by George Woodall.
A THOMAS WEBB & SONS CAMEO GLASS ALLEGORICAL VASE, ‘NIGHT’
Cylindrical, the frosted plum-brown glass wall overlaid in opaque white, the flaring neck finely wheel-engraved with a band of ovolo conjoined by quatrefoil flower-heads above a diaphanously draped maiden standing before a rocky ledge flanked by bats and an owl on a cloudy moonlit night, the socle foot edged by lilies of the valley
CAMEO GLASS AND CERAMICS FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION (LOTS 1-33)
Webb Glasshouse, 19th Century, flowers & plants, All other categories of objects, vases, glass - cameo, England, Victorian
EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & CHINESE EXPORT ART
13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high
G. Beard, Nineteenth Century Cameo Glass, Newport, Monmouthshire, 1956, pp. 42-43, col. pl. C.
C. Woodall Perry, The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodall, Somerset, U.K., 2000, p. 101 (mislabeled as GW23) and p. 127, GW003 for an entry in the 'Thomas Webb & Sons’ Price Book'.
R. and L. Grover, English Cameo Glass, New York, 1980, p. 97, pl. 58 for the present vase (mislabeled as GW23) and p. 313 (S33) for a line drawing from the 'Webb Pattern Book' (GW3) and p. 197, no. GW3 for an entry in the reprinted ledger.
Anna Wolfson Collection.
With Leo Kaplan, Ltd., New York.