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Author Topic: Huge, 14 inch Webbs flair range controlled bubble 'beak' vase .  (Read 488 times)

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Offline Baked_Beans

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Thought I would show this vase . It's 14 inches tall and is next to a standard 8 inch Whitefriars 9556 vase (for scale  :o ).

It's marked Webbs England to the base and has two types of amber colour . At the top a bright  'golden' amber and to the base, a core of a much darker orange type of  amber . I guess it's a David Hammond design from the 1960's and part of the flair range. Ta, Mike
Mike

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Re: Huge, 14 inch Webbs flair range controlled bubble 'beak' vase .
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 11:19:50 AM »
Phew, what a whopper! These are conventionally 12in (30cm) tall. Difficult to tell how 'amber/orange' it is, but it looks about right to me -  it would be best to compare it against the usual colour Webb used to be sure.
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Re: Huge, 14 inch Webbs flair range controlled bubble 'beak' vase .
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 11:53:24 AM »
As David said 'a whopper' mine is only 9 inches, :o the colour is similar to this one.... ;D

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Re: Huge, 14 inch Webbs flair range controlled bubble 'beak' vase .
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 12:52:25 PM »
Thanks Guys,

Sometimes the base colour looks orange and at other times it looks more amber/orange and looks lighter in colour to yours Keith (it probably is the same colour as yours though) but the acid etched mark to the base is spot on  ;) Ta, Mike

P.s. Just thought that the amber colour might be the same top and bottom ...the top being a very thin coating  ???
Mike

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Re: Huge, 14 inch Webbs flair range controlled bubble 'beak' vase .
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 02:43:16 PM »
I think it is all one of the same colour a' golden' amber (no UV reaction) , I don't wish to make any uninformed comments here. The top colour being a thin gather of the base colour. Here is a photo, against bright sunlight, with the signature.

Sorry for the confusion...............
Mike

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Re: Huge, 14 inch Webbs flair range controlled bubble 'beak' vase .
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 02:47:35 PM »
Compared with my amber beak vase, I'd say it was pretty much spot on but, as you say, when the colour is spread thinner it can look brighter.
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Re: Huge, 14 inch Webbs flair range controlled bubble 'beak' vase .
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 03:29:25 PM »
Thanks David,

That's very good to know , I'm still towards the bottom of a very long learning curve !  ::)
Mike

 

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