Large Thomas Webb ‘Cameo Fleur’ gilt and glass Plafonnier

Large Thomas Webb ‘Cameo Fleur’ gilt and glass Plafonnier

Large Thomas Webb ‘Cameo Fleur’ gilt and glass Plafonnier

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Large Thomas Webb ‘Cameo Fleur’ gilt and glass Plafonnier:
amber-over-clear glass bowl with all over leaf design; the gilt
mount with reed-and-ribbon motif and openwork border;
moulded ‘Webb’ in the glass.

Height:11"-29.0cm
Width:14"-35.5cm

Webb, Thomas & Sons

Thomas Webb & Sons, a leading Stourbridge glasshouse founded in 1837, producing more adventurous decorative glass from c.1880. Their intricately carved 'cameo' or cased-glass pieces were exceptional and most of their production was good quality glassware, which they are still making today. See Richardson of Stourbridge.

plafonnier, plafonnière

Ceiling bowl set straight onto the ceiling.

moulded glass

Glass that is blown into a mould and has soft, uncut edges.

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

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