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Offline Craigyboy

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Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« on: February 22, 2007, 11:51:22 AM »
I bought this Webb Corbett Lamp Base and I was wondering if anyone can tell me anymore about it. I have found from the Great-Glass website that it must have been made between 1930 and 1947 as it has the mark for that time on the base. That is all I know. I had thought it looked like it was a later design from the sixties maybe but now can see that it is maybe Art Deco?


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Any help would be appreciated.

Craig

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Re: Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 12:37:32 PM »
Welcome to GMB.

Can you post a photo of the mark? This would help greatly.
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Re: Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 01:16:02 PM »
Its very nice, lamp fittings look 30s-40s ish (im not an expert) and i presume all the
wiring had been cut off when you bought it!
I'll go through my books to look for anything similar.
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Re: Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 01:26:04 PM »
Looking at it further, I suspect this should have a glass dome that stands on the three wire supports. Normally this would be quite decorative, but if it's missing then it probably got broken.

With regard to the mark, does it feature anywhere on this page? If so, then it isn't Webb Corbett, but Thomas Webb.

http://www.jdl.co.nz/thoswebb.html
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Re: Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 02:20:23 PM »
It is not Thomas Webb. It says "Webb Corbett" and "Made in England" underneath. Look at the link below. It is the mark for 1930 to 1947.

http://www.jdl.co.nz/webbandcorbett.html

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Re: Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007, 02:59:51 PM »
Possible it just had an ordinary shade, maybe not glass ???
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Re: Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 04:05:39 PM »
I don't think so. I've seen lamp stands like this before and often the shades were an integral part of the design. The struts are certainly sturdy enough to support a glass shade.
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Re: Webb Corbett Lamp Base
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2007, 05:15:09 PM »
Hello,

The chrome three-prong support is typical of the lamps that were made by Webb & Corbett. The probability is that the shade would have been a glass tapering cylindrical form (imitating a standard cloth form shade) that would have been acid etched in order to diffuse the light. There would then have been a cut and polished pattern in order to decorate the shade.

In my opinion it is unlikely that the shade would have been domed as, from memory, all the 'Art' cut glass (Modernistic/designer cut glass) that have domes are used above a cushion foot. In other words a glass cylinder rising up into a dome top (diffused, etc. as above), set upon on the same three-prong style support, which is fixed to the bulb holder above the cushion base - which in turn usually has a star-cut base.

Other examples are spherical bases, again with same three-prong support having a tapering cylidrical shade (as described above).

Sadly, in my experience, finding this style of replacement shade is impossible!!

NOTE: These observations do not apply to traditionally cut glass two-piece lamps.

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