18 November 2014
AN ENGLISH CAMEO GLASS VASE
CIRCA 1880-1890, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS WEBB & SONS, INDISTINCTLY ETCHED W1460
Oviform, the frosted clear glass wall overlaid in opaque white and translucent-red, the cylindrical neck finely wheel-engraved with a band of half flower-heads above folded trompe l’oeil drapery cut in the Chinoiserie taste with pine, prunus and bamboo on a seeded ground, the side with a large spider resting in an elaborate web above a cluster of peony blossoms and other flowers, the obverse with a crane fly in flight beside a flowering branch and reeds, the circular foot banded in key-pattern
10 in. (25cm.) high
Estate of Maude B. and Sam B. Feld, Sotheby’s New York, 1 December 2001, lot 58.
With Seidenberg Antiques, New York, 2006.
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R. and L. Grover, English Cameo Glass, New York, 1980, p.159, C183.
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