Portland Vase - (Glass)

Portland Vase - (Glass) A vase of cameo glass thought to have been made at Alexandria about the time of Christ. Its various owners included the Duchess of Portland; hence the name. The vase was lent to the British Museum and was smashed by someone in 1845 (it has been restored). But before this tragedy took place Wedgwood had made a copy of the vase in his jasper ware a task that took him three years, 1786-90. A number of specimens were made and there have been subsequent editions.

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