Superb Rare Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Glass Vase c1878
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 glass makers in the 19th century to replicate their version of the iridescence occurring on excavated ancient glass, Cyril Manley called Webb's Bronze'regal'.
Rarely do you find it decorated, but this piece was decorated with simple ancient motifs. This is a fine example of a classic early shape, Roman in style, with dimpled body and enameled decoration. It shows off the glass maker's art and subtle iridescent qualities beautifully. In great antique condition; no chips, or cracks, finely polished pontil.
The item "Superb Rare Thomas Webb Iridescent Bronze Glass Vase c1878" is in sale since Wednesday, December 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\British\Other British Art Glass". The seller is "ciscocse" and is located in Brentwood, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Victorian
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Features: Hand Painted
- Object Type: Vase
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown
- Type of Glass: Iridescent
- Brand: Thomas Webb