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Thomas Webb

Wordsley Flint Glassworks (T. Webb 1829 – 1835)

Whitehouse Glassworks (T. Webb 1835 – 1840)

Platts House Glassworks (T. Webb 1836 – 1854)

Dennis House Glassworks – (T. Webb & Successors 1854 – 1990)

Cameo Glass

In 1887, John Nash, then Manager of Edward Webb’s White House Glassworks, was tempted away to work with Woodall’s team at T. Webb & Sons. A patent was granted on Old Ivory in November 1887. Old Ivory was a cameo glass carved in Chinese and Japanese styles to simulate old ivory. Thomas and George Woodall used oriental and East Indian objects d’Art as models. The Woodall team consisted of the Woodall brothers, Jules Barbe, Jacob Facer and Arthur John Nash.

 In 1889, T. Webb & Sons patented the acid polishing of cameo glass designs. This same year, T. Webb & Sons won the Grad Prix for a ninety candlelight based chandelier, at the Paris Exhibition.

In 1893 at the Chicago Exhibition, Thomas Webb & Sons displayed a fantastic array of cameo glass.

 

Thomas Web & Sons, Cameo Glass

Below is an example of Old Ivory Cameo Glass, in a rose bowl form.

Photo Courtesy of James D. Julia Inc.

 

Below is an example of two color Cameo Glass with white as the base glass with a red over case glass, in a rose bowl form.

 

Below is an example of two color Cameo Glass with white as the base glass with red as the case glass, in a rose bowl form. 7.5 Cm H

Photo Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

Below are thought to be Stevens and Williams Cameo Rose Bowls

4.5" W x 4.5" H

 

 

14 Cm H,  5.5" H

 

Photo Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

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