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THE GLASS OF THOMAS WEBB & SONS

Thomas Webb glass doesn't have the same level of cult following that Whitefriars has. One of the key reasons for that is that there have been two substantial and well illustrated books on Whitefriars glass and only one small not particularly well illustrated book on Webb glass. I think Thomes Webb glass is a little under priced and a good manufacturer to collect.

One thing that does make Webb glass identifiable is that in the 20th century they started etching their trade mark on their glass, but not on every piece.

All the Webb glass shown here is from the 20th Century, as I may have earlier glass made by Webb, but don't have a reference for it.

Webb made a range of molded patterns and gave them names like "Bullseye", "Wave", "Ribbonette" and "Fircone". They used these moulded patterns over a long period of time, and re-utilised them in many designs. This is the kind of Webb glass that I like, and due to the boldness of their designs I think they give Whitefriars a run for their money on the design front.

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