A beautiful rare antique Victorian, cranberry base with white flowers, cameo glass oil lamp. Thomas Webb (18041869) was an English glassmaker and the founder of Thomas Webb & Sons, makers of fine English glass and crystal.
Webb entered the glass industry in 1829 when he became a partner in the Wordsley glassworks of Webb and Richardsons. Webb entered into business with his father, John Webb in 1833 at the White House glassworks prior to founding the company known as "Thomas Webb & Sons" in 1837. Webb moved to the Platts, Amblecote in 1840, then relocated to the Dennis Hall site, near the town of Stourbridge, England in 1855. Thomas Webb died in 1869 and was succeeded by his son Thomas Wilkes Webb. The company, known originally as the "Crystal King of England, " was noted for the high quality of its Cameo glass.
Cameo glass is created by a process of etching and carving through a layer of opaque white glass, leaving a white relief design on a darker colored glass body. Some pieces used two layers of etched glass to create a three-color Cameo glass product. In the 1870s John Northwood produced the first pieces, inspired by the Portland Vase.
George Woodall would produce the most distinguished Webb Cameo work towards the end of the 19th century. In 1889 Thomas Webb & Sons secured an American patent for their process, and in that same year they received a Grand Prix for their exquisite colored glass at the 1889 Paris Exposition. They were part of the Tiffany & Co. Private Collection (Montpellier / France).
Glass on a bronze base. The height is approx 15.4 inch (39 cm).Netherlands : 1 week maximum Europe : 2 weeks maximum Outside Europe : 4 till 6 weeks maximum (sometimes Earlier). It is safer and faster! Good communication is the best way to solve any issues.
The item "A RARE antique ENGLISH THOMAS WEBB & SON CRANBERRY CAMEO OIL LAMP 19TH CENTURY" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Oil".gallery" and is located in Breda.This item can be shipped worldwide.