Rare Pair of Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vases c1880
Rare Pair of Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vases c1880
Rare Pair of Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vases c1880
Rare Pair of Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vases c1880
Rare Pair of Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vases c1880

Rare Pair of Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vases c1880

£700.00
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A superb pair of iridescent glass vases with applied handles by Thomas Webb. Webb's bronze was referred to as Green Bronze in their pattern books because the body of the glass is green. Probably one of the first successful attempts by glassmakers in the 19th century to replicate the iridescence of excavated ancient glass. Cyril Manley, the great glass collector, called Webb's Bronze 'regal'. Fine examples of a classic early shape, showing the glass maker's art and subtle iridescent qualities. Both vases have the same colour and depth of iridescence, although in the images they appear to differ due to lighting conditions. In excellent condition; no chips, cracks or wear. Rare glass; even rarer to find a pair. Pontil marks to the bases. Height 12.25cm (4.8in)

Specifications
  • Condition:
    New
  • Weight:
    1kg