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Cameo Glass Oil Lamp Attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons

Auction:
3045B
Lot:
150
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$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 3045B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 14, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Cameo Glass Oil Lamp Attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons
Art glass, brass
England, c. 1890
Tapestry design oil lamp with bulbous shade, brass kerosene works marked Hinks & Sons, intricately cut floral decoration in white on red body, ht. 22 in.

Note: Thomas Webb & Sons, which produced high quality cameo-cut art glass, also manufactured fashionable kerosene lamps in collaboration with Hinks & Sons in England. See English Cameo Glass, by Ray and Lee Grover, p. 386, for a similar example. Corning Museum of Glass has an oil lamp example by Thomas Webb & Sons decorated with chrysanthemums.

Provenance: Estate of Carol J. Ferranti.
Estimate $500-700

Adhesive loss where the two main components are joined leaving a void. No damage to glass.


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Keywords

Carol J. Ferranti, Ray Grover, Lee Grover, United Kingdom, Ancient Greek technology, Ancient Roman technology, Cameo glass, Economy, Glass, Glass art, Iranian inventions, Kerosene lamp, Oil lamp, Thomas Webb & Sons, Visual arts, Zhou dynasty

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