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Is it WEBB???
« on: September 22, 2013, 12:05:15 PM »
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Re: Is it WEBB???
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 12:57:21 PM »
The yellow under the gilding would make me think Bohemian rather than English


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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 05:56:44 PM »
The gilding doesn't have the Webb quality,I agree with Christine,Bohemian, ;D ;D


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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 09:41:13 PM »
if you bang 'peachblow' into the Board's search, you should have enough reading to avoid going to bed tonight ;)


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Re: Is it WEBB???
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 10:27:22 PM »
Hi

you might want to check out Harrach


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Re: Is it WEBB???
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 10:50:13 PM »
Am having difficulty trying to find any vase with the same finish as in the first picture.

How would you describe this type finish?

Actually the side with no gilding is almost more appealing to me than that with it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 09:18:27 AM »
raised basket weave perhaps - possibly achieved by some sort of acid cut back process involving a patterned resist.     

I've had only one piece of peachblow, which I did feel was probably Webb's in view of the quality of gilding, but never totally sure, and now don't have any pix., but it was much more like the other example on the auction page, where the pink really does start at the bottom.

With Webb's production, the Grover's comment that....  'the outer shell should shade from pink at the base to a deep rich red at the top.     The inner lining is an off color cream, having a slightly greenish cast'.

I'd also agree with comments about the gilding, and possibility of a Continental origin.

Do we assume this is your piece??               The auction house don't appear in any doubt with their attribution - are you able to discuss this with them. :)
 


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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 09:26:20 AM »
Yes, I did buy it, and do like it.
 
Have not talked with the auction Co. yet due to not being able to disprove their claim.
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Re: Is it WEBB???
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 09:36:01 AM »
Just found this, which does not help my case that this is not Webb:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Webb-Art-Glass-Vase-Cased-Enameled-Acid-Etched-Basket-Weave-Pattern-/160974596815#ht_386wt_917

and yes I know people put false descriptions items on ebay.
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Re: Is it WEBB???
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013, 10:32:24 AM »
quote................."due to not being able to disprove their claim".              Doesn't mean you can't politely ask them to explain their reasons for saying Webb.              Peachblow was made by factories in the Sates, Bohemia and U.K., some of which is quite distinctive, and some of which is presumably not easy to differentiate i.e. Webb and S. & W.           Presumably this house had a reason for saying Webb, and I can't imagine they'd refuse to discuss.

Must be careful what we say about ebay items, and not my area anyway so can't comment on accuracy of description, although the basket weave pattern on the ebay piece appears less pronounced.              Might it be opalescent.             
I've been through several books and unable to find this surface decoration on anything to do with peachblow, and if you use 'basket weave surface pattern' on the Board's search, there doesn't seem anything like this, which may indicate rarity.           With this in mind, it's a shame that sellers of such pieces don't provide provenance for something which must be vastly less than common.

Perhaps this ebay seller is able to assist with some form of provenance. :)
 

 

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