A fine Thomas Webb and Sons cameo glass swan's head scent bottle, dated 1884

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Lot 23*
A fine Thomas Webb and Sons cameo glass swan's head scent bottle, dated 1884

Sold for £ 6,120 (US$ 8,346) inc. premium
A fine Thomas Webb and Sons cameo glass swan's head scent bottle, dated 1884
Naturalistically modelled as a swan's head, cast in translucent turquoise-blue glass overlaid in opaque white and finely carved with feathers, the eyes and beak all carefully delineated, the silver gilt screw cover chased with feathers by Thomas Johnson with London hallmarks for 1884, 22.5cm long, carved 'Rd 11109' in cameo

Footnotes

  • A similar example is illustrated by Ray and Lee Grover, English Cameo Glass (1980), col. pl.C415. An example of similar size in ruby glass from the Leo Kaplan Collection was sold by Bonhams on 11 July 2018, lot 315.
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