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Author Topic: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene  (Read 1612 times)

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Offline Leni

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Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« on: December 01, 2010, 12:52:18 PM »
This bowl in Webb's 'Sunshine Amber' Uranium glass is intaglio cut with a scene of a river bank.  The lower half is water, and above are rushes and reeds, a tree, the sun (with a smiling face! :sun:) and a little bird in the sky.

Does anyone know which shape this footed bowl is, and who would have been the designer / engraver?  I thought Webb's 'Gay Glass' only came in four types; plain, rippled, bullseye and 'Waterlily', which was the one which was cut with - I thought - a floral design.  So what is this bowl, please?

Thanks.
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Re: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 02:18:12 PM »
Utterly glorious beast, Leni!  :sun: :thud: :sun:

"The sun has got his hat on,
hip-hip-hip hooray,
The sub has got his hat one
and he's coming out to play."

This song would have been popular around the time this was made, and wondered if this might have been in some way inspiration for the unusual and fascinating cutting in this piece?

I see a little bird in flight as well as the sunny face!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 03:11:39 PM »
Love it, used to have a vase with the design, Parkington relieved me of that  8)
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Re: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 03:38:29 PM »
Ah-ha - so it's not a "one-off", although it's not one of the normal standard 4 ranges.
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Re: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 04:09:31 PM »
Doh! :pb: What did I forget - again? :spls: The size!  ::)  In case anyone is interested, it's 6.25 inches (16cm) tall and 7.5 inches (19cm) in diameter.   

Thanks for your comments, Sue & Frank  :) 
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Re: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 04:15:07 PM »
It's beautiful Leni :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 04:42:36 PM »
It´s so lovely it makes me gay!  :mrgreen:  :thup:  :mrgreen:
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Re: Webb 'Sunshine Amber' with intaglio cut river scene
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 08:17:12 PM »
There are obviously no botanists at Bonhams; that's the standard water lily design.

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