BACK

THE GLASS OF WEBB CORBETT

Webb Corbett was formed in 1897 by Thomas Webb and George Corbett. Thomas Webb was the son of Thomas Webb of Thomas Webb and Sons fame, but this was a separate company. Originally called Thomas Webb & Corbett, but the name changed to Webb Corbett in 1953. It was bought out by Royal Doulton 1969, name completely dropped 1986.

The Webb Corbett glass that I have is either Art Deco or Post Modern or some melange of those styles. If I were to be brutal I would say a lot of their work is not remarkable and is the standard cut glass fare you frequently see, however, they did step out of that commercial comfort zone and did produce some interesting designs. You do need an eagle eye to find them though. I try to find those pieces.

I have found no books on Webb Corbett glass, but a lot of their work is marked, you just need to look very hard at the base of decanters etc. to find those marks.

Webb Corbett was absorbed by Royal Doulton in 1969 and in 1986 the Webb Corbett name was dropped altogether. The company continues in production today under the name Royal Doulton Crystal. I don't have any Royal Doulton glass that I know of.

I have sufficient Webb Corbett glass to have a section on decanters and on tableware.

2015 AND BEYOND COPYRIGHT RETAINED ON ALL TEXT AND IMAGES ON THIS SITE.