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Offline ahremck

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Webb for Coventry Cathedral
« on: October 26, 2010, 12:16:06 PM »
I have just bought this small Webb vase and the base (in tiny writing ) mentions Coventry Cathedral.  I assume it was made as a fund raiser for the replacement cathedral built after the war.  Can anyone tell when it is likely to have been made, please.  I included a picture of the Webb signature(sorry it is not too good) which is not one I have seen before as it may help to date it.
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Re: Webb for Coventry Cathedral
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 01:10:10 PM »
I've certainly seen these before. Afraid I don't know anything about them. I think a religious logo can make things a lot less desirable. It'd be a nice thing without it.  ::)
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Re: Webb for Coventry Cathedral
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 02:12:49 PM »
Coventry Cathedral vase crown of thorns designed by David Hammond sponsored by the Cathedral 1950s
i believe i read this in Nigel Benson and Jeanette Hayhurst s  book.
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Re: Webb for Coventry Cathedral
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 04:56:02 PM »
The acid-etched stamp appears top indicate post-1966, but then they normally have:

THOS           (or... THOMAS, which was later still)
WEBB
ENGLAND

But this appears to be just WEBB - am I right? Prior to 1966 the script logo was used:
http://glassyeye.com/glassmarks/webb.html
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Re: Webb for Coventry Cathedral
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 05:30:14 PM »
Nigel & Jeanette's book says '60s. (p.23.), jp, everything else you said is right. :thup:
(I couldn't find the "crown of thorns" cut in the book, earlier. But it's there. ::) )

Thanks for posting your link, David - I couldn't find this script for a Webb mark.
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Re: Webb for Coventry Cathedral
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 08:09:12 AM »
Yes Sue you are right just found the book , memory not so good the one in the book is 5 ins thats were i got 50S well it was about a year ago i read it , perhaps i was waiting for my pre Xmas wrist slap from Anne  :ooh: :kissy: :thud:

 

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