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Engraved Thomas Webb Lion Mask Tobacco Jar c1880

Heading : Thomas Webb biscuit barrel or tobacco jar or decorative item
Date : c1880
Period : Victoria
Origin : Stourbridge, England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Engraved with dragonflies and  foliage,  cover with engraved foliaye band. Hollow finial
Foot : Four scroll feet with lion head mask prunts
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 22cm tall, 11cm bowl and 15 cm foot

Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None

Weight :1052 grams

The inflence of Joseph Keller and Frederick Kny within the design is most evident. We have recently been reading about Christopher Dresser who despised this elaborate decoration as did John Ruskin ( we wil soon be publishing a a paper on the work of Ruskin and his influence on the arts and crafts when Dr Roger has finalised). We would bring their views into question, this is an exemplar of fine copper wheel engraving.

We areunsure if this was intended to be a biscuit barrel, a tobacco jar or simply a stunning piece of decorative glass.


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  • Product Code: 2019012923
  • Availability: Sold
  • £220.00

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