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Offline Paul S.

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date request for Webb's stem vase.
« on: June 13, 2010, 06:15:43 PM »
You've heard of 'Obsession' by Kalvin Klein or 'Attitude' by Giorgio Armani  -  well, I was tempted to call this one 'Erotica' by Webb ;)    I have had a go at removing the water staining, but unfortunately a little remains, so will try some other time.      9" tall and with the same style of back stamp as on my recent 'beak' vase that was dated to 1962.   Apologies, I haven't quite got around to acquiring Nigel Benson's book so am not sure if this stem vase also dates to the early '60's, and would be grateful if someone is able to enlighten me.    Thanks for looking as always. 


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Re: date request for Webb's stem vase.
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 06:17:12 PM »
sorry, had meant to show the full base image.


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Re: date request for Webb's stem vase.
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 06:18:00 PM »
Obviously not my evening :-[


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Re: date request for Webb's stem vase.
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 07:02:04 PM »
Hi Paul -- Looks like you tried the magnification thing on the mark (with a magnifying glass ) -- Glad to see that people are trying this techie tip I had posted....Super  :thup: :thup: 

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Re: date request for Webb's stem vase.
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 08:54:12 PM »
Yes, you clever girl, I use this method most of the time now for blowing up things like words, or anything really that would otherwise be a bit too small to see clearly.    I think it is one of the most useful tricks with the camera that I know of, and all thanks to you. :thup: :thup:


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Re: date request for Webb's stem vase.
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 10:47:24 AM »
Hi Paul -- Looks like you tried the magnification thing on the mark (with a magnifying glass ) -- Glad to see that people are trying this techie tip I had posted....Super

Or if you have it, you can use the macro setting (the tulip icon) on the camera, which is better.

Paul, I'm pretty sure this is also from the Flair range, so 1962-onwards. I have a 'double-bud vase' with this same organic style in clear glass, which I forgot to post last time. So this is my sixth piece.
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Re: date request for Webb's stem vase.
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 12:50:30 PM »
Another piece of Webbs I've never seen before,where do you find them?....the mark dates it from 1950-1966,Keith.


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Re: date request for Webb's stem vase.
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 08:17:34 PM »
thanks again David  -  appreciate your help.  The double bud vase looks very space age - most unusual, and it would be interesting to know what sort of production figures there were for some of these modern pieces.    Bearing in mind the historically conventional pieces that Webb's produced over many decades, maybe designs like these were not so popular.     What happens David if I put the camera setting on macro AND use the lens? :)
Thanks Keith, have to say that I have only seen these 'modern' pieces as one off's, wish I was knee deep in them, but then I don't hang around the higher end of the glass market, and I guess you will find them at the proper Antiques fairs.   Oddly, the older Webb's material seems far more common than this sort.


 



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