A large and important Thomas Webb and Sons rock crystal vase with cameo decoration, circa 1880

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Lot 146*
A large and important Thomas Webb and Sons rock crystal vase with cameo decoration, circa 1880

Sold for £ 43,750 (US$ 53,230) inc. premium
A large and important Thomas Webb and Sons rock crystal vase with cameo decoration, circa 1880
Designed by Lionel Pearce and of thick-walled baluster form, the neck with a gently everted rim, the straw-tinted clear glass overlaying a thin opalescent layer, finely carved and partly colour-padded in pink, ruby, pale green, yellow and white with flowering plants growing by shimmering water, the neck with Chinoiserie trelliswork and insects in flight, 35cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby's London 31 October 2006, lot 629

    Exhibited:
    'From Palace to Parlour, A Celebration of 19th Century British Glass', Glass Circle Exhibition 2003, Wallace Collection, London, No 221

    Lionel and Daniel Pearce joined Webbs in 1884. Their work tends to be Chinese in influence and often used the padding technique. This vase is illustrated by Christopher Woodhall Perry, The Cameo Glass of Thomas and George Woodhall (2000), p.80. Another padded vase with a water theme is illustrated by Charles R Hajdamach, Brirish Glass 1800-1914 (1991), p.225
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A large and important Thomas Webb and Sons rock crystal vase with cameo decoration, circa 1880
A large and important Thomas Webb and Sons rock crystal vase with cameo decoration, circa 1880
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