Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a RARE and STUNNING English Cameo Art Glass decanter by Thomas Webb, c. This gorgeous decanter is rare due not only because of its intricate cameo cuttings but because of its larger size. The design is very realistic and the color and details are stunning. The decanter has a clear glass body overlaid in raspberry red and white and features cameo cut vines and butterflies.These colors were typically used by Thomas Webb and cameo pieces in this coloration are easily identified as being made by Webb. T his FABULOUS piece was made during the period when the finest cameo glass and intaglio carving was produced in the early years of the 20th Century. The quality of this piece is the very best and the delicate and intricate intaglio carving will amaze you.
The decanter is further embellished with an ornate sterling silver top with embossed floral design in high relief. The top has a fancy five letter engraved monogram on one side. Sterling neck with thumb hold and chain are attached to the applied glass handle. Silver marked with old Gorham hallmark stamp and "Sterling". The glass is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
The sterling top has a small no-harm dent in one of the large leaves (see photos) and the top fits loosely onto the mouth of the decanter, however, we find no indication that this is not as it was originally made. Measures 9 1/4" high with a top opening of 7/8", maximum width is 5" and the base is 2 7/8" in diameter. Although unmarked as is most of the English cameo glass produced, we guarantee this vase to have been made by Thomas Webb of Stourbridge, England and be original as described. We have personally seen several cameo pieces with this color combination bearing the Webb cameo stamp. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible.We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "RARE THOMAS WEBB CAMEO ART GLASS DECANTER, GORHAM STERLING SILVER TOP, c. 1890" is in sale since Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\British\Other British Art Glass". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.