Superb Rare Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vase c1878
Superb Rare Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vase c1878
Superb Rare Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vase c1878
Superb Rare Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vase c1878
Superb Rare Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vase c1878

Superb Rare Thomas Webb 'Bronze' Iridescent Glass Vase c1878

£420.00
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A beautiful iridescent glass vase by Thomas Webb, this shape being one of the examples exhibited in Paris in 1878. 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 their version of the iridescence occurring on excavated ancient glass, Cyril Manley called Webb's Bronze 'regal'. This is a fine example of a classic early shape, Roman in style, with dimpled body and two applied handles. It shows off the glass maker's art and subtle iridescent qualities beautifully. In great condition; no chips, cracks or wear. Finely polished pontil mark. Height 13.75cm (5.4in)  

Specifications
  • Condition:
    New
  • Weight:
    0.8kg