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Offline Leni

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Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« on: August 15, 2010, 06:22:48 PM »
I wonder if anyone could tell me if it's possible to identify the pattern and / or designer of this Deco-style oval bowl.  It's marked on the base with the acid etched 'Webb Corbett made in England' mark which was used between 1930 and 1947.  It's 5 inches (12.5cm) high and 5.75 inches (13.5cm) wide by 4 inches (10cm) across. 

Sorry for the quality of the pictures - it was very difficult to photograph!  :spls:

Thank you  :)
Leni


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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 06:51:05 PM »
Leni, I'm sorry I can't help with the information you're looking for, but I just wanted to say that this bowl is absolutely beautiful!  Looks like I'll have to start collecting Webb Corbett pieces now  ;)
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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 07:45:56 PM »
Never seen anything like it, Leni. It's definitely "Art Cut", and I'd imagine, a rare and incredibly desirable piece, it's so unusual, even for art cut stuff.
You/we need Nigel for this.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 08:38:22 AM »
Ahem .... since Nigel is back from his mum's now, may I be cheeky and 'bump' this thread, too?  ;)  ;D
Leni


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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 08:53:21 AM »
It's possible David Encill might be able to help too...he's quite keen on Webb Corbett, I seem to remember.  :)
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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 08:01:30 AM »
Sadly no: I collect Thomas Webb. Great design though.
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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2010, 07:15:18 AM »
Nothing to add but recently I have become interested in modernist cut pieces like this.  Very beautiful!

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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 02:25:23 PM »
Hi Leni

Love the vase :mrgreen:

20th century factory glass by Lesley Jackson has a page about Webb Corbet. The following designers are mentioned for the period in question.

Herbert Webb
Albert Oakden
Freda Colebourn
A H Andrews
A H Hall
Alice Hindson
Irene Stevens - joined in 1946

I'm sorry I can't pin it down any closer but the names might be somewhere to start.


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Offline Leni

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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 10:02:25 AM »
Thank you very much for that information, Hazel, and to everyone who has made nice comments about this piece  :) 

In fact, Nigel has spoken to me about it, and he is of the opinion (and I do value his opinion most highly!) that it is a biscuit jar which has lost its lid  :o  ;D  That seems to me a very reasonable assumption, and explains the strange oval shape!  ::) 

I like it anyway, and shall have fun trying to find out more about it.  Thanks very much, all  :kissy:
Leni

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Re: Webb Corbett Deco-style cut bowl 1930 - 1947
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 04:25:30 PM »
 :o

Is there any age-related wear which suggests it should have a lid? It would be a real shame if it's lost, but aesthetically, it stands very well on it's own as a vase.

It's possibly the most unusal and lovely bit of "Art cut" I've seen. It's far too good for biscuits - hand made chocolates, I could understand.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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