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If you are interested in learning more about the Portland Vase and its history - and the Pargeter copy - our library has a wealth of information available to you. For example, we microfilmed the following pattern book, [Pattern Book no. 1] by Philip Stourbridge Pargeter.

We also have two blog posts, Portland-mania! and Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library, that provides information about the Portland Vase reproductions. Attached below is a selected bibliography of resources about Pargeter and English cameo glass.







Replica of the Portland Vase, Red House Glass Works, John Northwood,
and Philip Pargeter, Wordsley, England, 1873-1876, 92.2.7, bequest   
of Juliette K. Rakow; From the Cameo Glass Collection of               
Leonard S. Rakow and Juliette K. Rakow                  

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