ENGLISH ART NOUVEAU GLASS ~ STOURBRIDGE GLASS ENGLISH CAMEO GLASS
Stevens and Williams
ENGLISH INTAGLIO CUT GLASS
Stevens and Williams
ENGLISH ENAMELLED GLASS
A RARE THOMAS WEBB 'IVORY' CAMEO GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE WITH 'SAMPSON & MORDAN' SILVER MOUNTS
A superb 'Ivory' cameo glass perfume bottle by Thomas Webb with silver mounts by Sampson and Mordan.
The milky white 'Ivory' glass is hand carved to give a design of blossoms on branches in relief in the style of cameo glass with further intaglio cutting of leaves into the polished background surface.
An ochre 'patina' stain has been applied to further enhance the design which is inspired by Oriental ivory perfume bottles.
The perfume bottle has silver fittings made by the London Silversmith 'SAMPSON AND MORDAN' with a year date of 1888.
Height 9 cms.
Signature. Glass Unsigned. Silver marked 'S M' with London Hallmarks 'N' for the year 1888.
Stock No. 473
AN IMPORTANT THOMAS WEBB CAMEO GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE WITH ORNATE SILVER CAP
A large and stunning cameo glass perfume bottle by Thomas Webb with fine and ornate silver mounts.
The yellow satin glass ground is overlaid with a single white cameo glass layer which has been finely hand caved to reveal a dramatic design of a Convolvulus flower and twining tendrils and leaves.
The perfume bottle has finely ornate silver fittings with London silver hallmarks for the year 1892. The silver maker was John Grinsell & Sons and this piece was made in the first year of their registration.
The ornate silver screw cap unscrews to reveal a substantial clear glass stopper. (click on picture)
Height with silver cap: 14.5cms. .
Silver marked with London hallmarks, 'R' year mark and 'J.G & S' maker's mark.
Stock No. V101
STOURBRIDGE ~ STEVENS AND WILLIAMS ~ MINIATURE CAMEO GLASS POSY BOWL
A very attractive blue and white cameo glass posy bowl with ferns and butterflies attributed to Stevens and Williams.
The base colour of aqua blue has a beautiful hand carved white cameo glass overlay design of fern leaves and two diminutive butterflies. The design extends around the whole surface of the bowl.
Height 6.5cms. Diameter; 8.4cms.
Stock Nos. 438
A STUNNING STEVENS AND WILLIAMS TRIPPLE OVERLAY INTAGLIO CUT VASE
A superb Stevens and Williams three layer intaglio cut spherical vase in a very rare colour combination. A pleasing shape and delicate cabinet size.
The vase , unusually for Stevens and Williams, has no clear body but is formed of three layers of coloured glass, opaque pink on clear carmine on clear citrine. The two outer layers have been hand cut with fine intaglio carving to reveal the delicate citrine base.
This is a stunning STEVENS AND WILLIAMS presentation that assumes different dramatic colour variations depending on lighting conditions.
Height 8cms. Diameter 9cms.
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A THOMAS WEBB MINIATURE CAMEO GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE
A miniature cameo glass perfume bottle by Thomas Webb with silver mounts.
The yellow glass ground is overlaid with a single white cameo glass layer which has been finely hand caved to reveal a delicate design of twining ivy leaves.
The perfume bottle has silver fittings, un-hallmarked but marked 'SILVER'. The screw cap silver top is cork lined and displays wear and small indentations from loving use.
Similar miniature vases of the same WEBB design were sold without the silver fittings.
Signature. Glass Unsigned. Silver marked 'SILVER'.
Stock No. 300
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AN ENAMELLED SUNDAE DISH SET BY WEBB CORBETT
A rare and complete enamelled sundae dish set with en-suit tazza by Webb Corbett enamelled by Hugo Maisey.
The finely enamelled Hugo Maisely
design of intertwined plum and apple branches is displayed to good effect on both the glasses and the tazza. The rims of each bowl and foot are also gilded.(click on picture)
Sundae dish sets were an important part of the Webb Corbett
inventory and the glasses should not be confused with wine glasses which were also produced with the same enamelled design but in totally different form.
Height: Glasses 8.75cms. Diameter: Tazza 23cms.
Stock No. b892
A VERY RARE 'MERCURY GLASS' CASED PERFUME BOTTLE
A stunning and rare near perfect 'Mercury Glass' or silvered glass perfume bottle in cased red glass with hand carving and beautiful white metal (silver) fittings and original glass stopper.
The clear glass bottle is double walled with the silver deposit trapped between the walls and then the whole cased in red glass and hand cut back to reveal the silvered interior.
The technique of "mercury glass" was first patented in England in 1849 but production only lasted for four years as the process was very dangerous to the health of the glass blower. Having blown the vessel, the blower then had to suck the molten glass back inside the piece to form the double walls. This was a very dangerous process as the hot air burned and hardened the lungs of the blower. Production was discontinued in England in 1855 but continued to be copied in Bohemia and America for some years.
Mercury glass items are therefor very rare because few were made and the production period was so short. Added to this is the problem that the vessel only remains 'silvered' all the while a vacuum exists between the walls of the vessel. if air manages to enter then the silvering collapses. Perfect examples are therefor very rare and much sought after.
C early 1850 's
Height 10 cm.
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Signatures. Glass Unsigned. Silver unmarked.
A SUPERBLY DETAILED THOMAS WEBB PETITE CAMEO GLASS VASE
This miniature cameo glass vase by Thomas Webb is one of the finest and most detailed examples that we have ever seen. The intricately carved cameo glass fills the surface of the vase with a stunning design of Dog Rose brambles with flowers and buds and a bee hovering near an open flower in search of nectar.
The red ground is overlaid in a single white cameo glass layer which has been very finely hand caved to reveal the intricate design. The design, which consists of three main elements, the open flower, the bee with a flower and an emerging bud, is very dense with no empty areas to the surface of the vase. There is even a carved briar to the base of the vase where it would normally remain unseen.Thomas Webb
vases of this delightful petite size with such intricate designs are much sought after, not only for their rarity but also their charm.
Height 6 cms.
Stock No. 430
PRICE: SOLD Click on the photograph for a view of the bee .
A VERY RARE STOURBRIDGE CAMEO GLASS AUTOMOBILE 'POSY HOLDER' VASEThis cameo glass posy holder is exceptionally rare as it was produced to hold long stemmed flowers such as roses and was fixed to the wall of the passenger compartment of a large auto-mobile at the turn of the last Century.
This was a demonstration of absolute wealth and luxury as the cameo glass posy holder is a rare and expensive form of flower holder probably produced by Stevens and Williams. A very large auto-mobile would be required to be able to accommodate such a tall posy holder (almost 12 inches high) as well as the long stemmed flowers that were intended to be held by it.
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This posy holder was acquired by us from America for one of the largest private UK collections of vintage vehicle glass posy holders.
Please contact us if you require help with your own specialist collection.
A FINE THOMAS WEBB CAMEO GLASS VASE WITH PRIMULA DESIGN
A dramaticThomas Webb Cameo glass vase with Primula design and a moth on the reverse side.
The classic shaped vase with a deep blue body overlayed in white cameo glass. The white cameo design of Primulas and a moth is finished with hand carving.
A RARE STEVENS AND WILLIAMS CRANBERRY OVERLAY INTAGLIO CUT 'THISTLE' FLASK
A rare Stevens and Williams Perfume Flask or Mini Decanter of THISTLE form (sometimes described as a 'SCOTS WHISKEY' decanter).
The very pleasing and much sought after shape and delicate size.
The clear glass is over-layed with cranberry coloured glass which has been hand cut in the thistle design to reveal the clear base.
Stock No. 240
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AMERICAN ART NOUVEAU GLASS ~ LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANYA SELECTION OF L.C.TIFFANY FAVRILLE SALT DISHES
A RARE L C TIFFANY FAVRILE MINIATURE HAND BLOWN GLOBULAR 'SALT' DISH
This is the smallest of Tiffany's 'salt' dishes and a very rare example executed in Opal/Vaseline favrile glass.
Hand blown forming a heavy globular shape, these Tiffany Favrile
salts always have the added decoration of twisted pulled pigtails to the sides.
This rare example of favrile glass only has the iridescence applied to the interior of the salt. From the outside this gives a lustrous green to the glass while the interior has a stunning peacock blue iridescent surface.
Height: 3cms. Diameter: 4.5cms.
Signature: Engraved 'LCT'.
Stock No. 440
PRICE:SOLD (Click on picture.)
L C TIFFANY FAVRILE HIGH SIDED 'SALT'
A Tiffany high sided miniature 'salt' dish with ribs and fluted top. The gold iridescent surface emitting pink highlights.
C 1903(click on picture)
Height: 3.25cms. Diameter: 8.25cms.
Signature: Engraved 'S (no number) L.C.T. Favrile'
Stock No. 484
LONDON BASED ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO SPECIALIST DEALER OF:
EMILE GALLE, DAUM NANCY, LOETZ, RENE LALIQUE, LUDWIG MOSER,
THOMAS WEBB & SONS, LOUIS C. TIFFANY, WMF,
LEGRAS, FRITZ HECKERT, THERESIENTHAL,
CZECH GLASS, PALDA, HARRACH, HEINRICH HOFFMANN, SCHLEVOGT.