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Offline Lustrousstone

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Webb? gilded vase
« on: July 21, 2012, 02:53:46 PM »
I believe this may be a Thomas Webb vase in "brown shaded", as mentioned by Jules Barbe http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Fairylamp/ArticleNAGCBarbeRevised.html

If I had to speculate, I would say the brown shading is a heat reaction rather than a layer thickness thing because the yellow glass at the base is thicker than the brown part (there is a teeny very shallow nick in the brown that goes through to the white).

It has two layers of uranium glass: yellowish brown over whitish. The gilding is good quality and all raised (and not over yellow like Bohemian tends to be). It has the "Webb butterfly". The flowers and buds look just like those on Webb vases on p25 From Palace to Parlour.

The base has a polished pontil mark and a polished rim. The vase it quite heavy for its size.

What does anyone else think please



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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 06:31:29 PM »
The quality of the gilding is good and isn't the moth/butterfly a common marker for Webb pieces,beautiful piece ;D ;D


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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 02:17:27 PM »
there is a peachblow vase  in CH British Glass 1800-1914 id as Thomas Webb late 1880's that has the gilding on and the butterfly. page 316
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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 05:15:15 PM »
Thanks M. Different butterfly but the branches and flowers look similar


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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 03:24:24 PM »
Well Alisa agrees with my attribution
Same shape
http://www.thegildedcurio.com/item-162.html
Same coloration and similar decor
http://www.thegildedcurio.com/item-161.html


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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 03:29:51 PM »
Lovely  :) 


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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 03:32:18 PM »
Very nice, the raised gilding is in great condition.
This style of decoration is growing on me, i think i've always been put off , because of
later cheap and nasty reproductions.  :-\

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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 08:52:54 AM »
Ha that's funny. I just saw this and was about to respond but I see I didn't need to :) I am already represented.

I think the big polished pontil that entirely gives away to the under layer of glass is a Webb satin marker. you never see that from harrach.


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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 09:02:56 AM »
 ;) Happy Christmas Alisa


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Re: Webb? gilded vase
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 10:21:51 AM »
Merry Christmas to you too!

 

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