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Author Topic: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?  (Read 1163 times)

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Offline orangeglass

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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2015, 07:49:09 PM »
Yes, found it and it was nothing like that!

Would Dartington studio or Royal Brierley have done anything like this?

Is there much wear to the base?
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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2015, 10:39:18 PM »
Pretty sure it's not Royal Brierley Studio but I saw some quite flash Dartington stuff recently that I wouldn't have thought had been made by them so who knows  ::) ;D

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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2015, 06:37:36 AM »
Dartington Studio did make some lovely bits, they usually (but not always) had an impressed mark on the base: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5375

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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2015, 07:10:28 AM »
Thank you all for your suggestions. I tend do discount Loetz, because the iridescence just isn´t strong enough for
a Phänomen piece and I don´t think it´s a newer piece of Royal Brierley either.
My two cent - without being able to give proof other than some age-related base wear - would be that this is a
piece of the same era or slightly later and possibly by  different maker imitating the Bronze style.
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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2015, 07:12:19 PM »
I've seen your vase before somewhere - is it on the board somewhere maybe?
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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2015, 11:54:04 AM »
I just showed the pictures of this to Charles Hajdamach, he said Stevens and Williams never made anything like this, he did not think it Webbs although Webbs did make a purple base bronze coloured glass as well as green, but it's rare. He said it was probably Bohemian.

I thought it worth a try, regards Chris.
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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 06:58:13 PM »
Many thanks, m. and many thanks to you, too, Chris, for showing it to Charles. I´m beginning to think this will become
a tough one if even he doesn´t recognise it...
Meanwhile I´ve found this one on CW, which might be mis-identified as Webb, because it seems to have the same base
colour as mine. But perhaps the more distinctive shape might give a clue?
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/55879-thomas-webb-and-sons-bronze-vase-1878
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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2015, 08:26:50 PM »
A crazy looking vase in the link, it's done well to survive 137 years with no damage, all the old heavy Webbs glass i have seen has been damaged, (although i have only seen the 3). I would say 7 out of 10 Victorian pieces have some damage, there rare to get in mint condition.

This includes sun purpling, wear to gilding and decoration, chips, water staining, cracks and previous restoration.
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Re: Likely not Thomas Webb Bronze Glass - who else?
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2021, 07:52:51 PM »
See page 169 on this link.
https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_Pottery_Glass_Trades_Journal/hyUGAAAAQAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=davenport+glass-works+Longport&pg=PA88&printsec=frontcover

The Pottery & Glass Trades' Journal 1878

J. T. H. Richardson Glass Works advertisement at the top of the page says they were the:
 'Sole Licensee for the manufacture of Webb's Patent Bronze Glass'

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