This red cameo glass vase, attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons, features a motif of leaves, blossoms, and butterflies cut into a red background. Design work on the vase includes a scalloped edging at its base. Cameo glass featuring a white design against a darker background is most common.
Cameo glass is made when the top layer of a piece of glass is cut away at, revealing a different color of glass underneath that layer through the design cut into the piece. This is the same way in which cameo jewelry is made, using the base of a multicolored seashell.