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Offline BJB

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Webb Coronation vase thingy,for Master Glaziers who are they?
« on: September 08, 2007, 06:01:04 PM »
Hi all,

I have finally got my computer up and running again after the wireless fisaco,don't ask but involves 13 year old daughter  >:D.

I purchased a job lot of glass on Thursday and this was in the lot. Its by Webbs (its signed on the base Webbs Coronation and a large posh crown) and is really beautifully engraved with all the National symbols, thistle, acorns, rose, shamrock and two tiny leeks, on both the front and the back

http://i16.tinypic.com/6430mqg.jpg

http://i16.tinypic.com/4yqp7bc.jpg

But its the writing around the foot that has me confuddled, it reads The Worshipful Company of Glaziers,


http://i16.tinypic.com/52o2n2c.jpg

 now sorry to sound really stupid but who or what are The Worshipful Company of Glaziers  :-\  and why would

 they commision a vase/trophy thingy?

Barbara


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Re: Webb Coronation vase thingy,for Master Glaziers who are they?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 08:22:40 PM »
Read the PR version here http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/history_of_company.asp

In reality it was a mechanism to ensure that the wealth returned to the pockets it came from. An early form of Cartel.
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