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Offline Max

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« on: July 31, 2006, 04:51:57 PM »
Sorry, here's another item.   :oops:

I bought this thinking it was Webb Corbett - it's a whopping great bowl at 30cm wide, and I think it was a good price.  Unless I've got it wrong...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140010262460

Could anyone confirm/unconform my thoughts for me?
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 05:20:11 PM »
No idea if it is Webb Corbett, but for sure it is not Art Deco.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006, 06:02:12 PM »
:D :D :D

Hello Max!

The pattern is right for Webb Corbett, it's the same pattern as a vase in
Nigel Benson's "Art Deco to Post Modernism", p.29, described as "Vase with mitre cut & engraved daffodil motifs, designed by David Smith, mid 1950's, 11 ins, illustrated in Pottery and Glass 1954, PG&GTR Feb. 1956 and the Beauty of Modern Glass page 92.

Maybe you'll find the mark when you get it.

WELL DONE!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2006, 06:03:00 PM »
Quote from: "Frank"
No idea if it is Webb Corbett, but for sure it is not Art Deco.


Agreed Frank.  I've been comparing it to Page 39 in Nigel Benson's nifty little book 'Glass of the '50s and '60s' by Miller's.

It appears to be the same engraving on a large vase.   :?:
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 06:07:34 PM »
Hey Sue, thanks!  We crossed postings.  :D   I don't have those books, but thank you very much for the extra information - it helps me no end, it really does.  xxx

...oh, and thanks Nigel, wherever you are!   :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 06:17:00 PM »
:D :D :D

I've just checked Nigel's '50's & '60's book too. It's the same vase in both books, but '50's & '60's was published in 2002, while the Art Deco to Post Modernism was Published in 2003, in conjunction with the exhibition that Nigel and Jeanette Hayhurst put together. I assume by the time the exhibition was put together, this pattern and designer had been id'd, as '50's & '60's says designer unknown.

Nigel is often found on the Ysart forum, Max!, and his stand at the Cambridge Fair is the big one, centre stage at the back of the main hall!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2006, 06:20:57 PM »
Sue, you are a darling. xx  I'm going to Cambridge to see Bernard anyway, so I'll take this bowl along to see Nigel too.  Now, if I can just line up Patrick Hogan for the same event, that's all my interesting pieces sorted.   :lol:  :lol:

Will you be there this year?  :?:
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2006, 08:20:45 PM »
:D:lol::D

Does the Earth orbit the Sun? :P:P:P
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 01:44:37 PM »
Hello everyone,

Just back from the NEC and the British Art Cut Glass exhibition, which seemed to be favourably received.

Well, I always thought that the sun rose above flowers, not from underneath 'em :lol:

Had I been around, you either wouldn't have got the bowl, or you might have had to pay a whole lot more :shock:  :) Well done, Max.

Yes, it is Webb & Corbett, designed by David Smith and from a range referred to as 'No 2 Daffodil' vase/bowl, mid 1950's.

Hope that helps, Nigel

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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006, 03:34:21 PM »
Thank you for the confirmation Nigel.  :D   I'm lucky you didn't spot it.  :wink:

Seriously though, cut glass & crystal is under-rated IMO - maybe because it's just so darned hard to tell one unsigned piece from another?  Plus I think it went out of favour for a while.  Hopefully exhibitions like your NEC one will help people be better informed...as long as they don't outbid me on eBay...   :P

Thanks again xx
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