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WEBB CORBETT TABLEWARE

When I previously said I have enough glass for a section on tableware, I omitted two things; one, I don't have that much, and two, I am not sure where I have put it. Hence there are only three glasses here until the other stuff shows up.

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Description, References and Size

This is a Webb Corbett water goblet. It has a polished pontil, three bands of cut ellipses around the the base of the bowl, and six horizontal wavy grooves cut around the bowl. This was designed in 1933 by Herbert Webb, factory pattern number 14089.

These glasses go with the the first decanter in the Decanter section, although I think they are too big to be wine glasses. The decanter would only hold enought to fill about 3 or 4 of them. They are lovely glasses, but I suspect they are fragile as the wavey lines must make an easy fracture point.

Reference: British Glass Between the Wars, Roger Dodsworth, page 101

Reference: 20th Century Factory Glass, Leslie Jackson, page 229

Reference: Art Deco to Post Moderism, Nigel Benson and Jeanette Hayhurst, Page 24

Reference: The Decanter Ancient to Modern, Andy McConnell, page 406

Reference: Factory Pamphlet, 100 Years of Webb Corbett 1897-1997

Height: 6.5 inches

Width: 4.5 inches

This is a Webb Corbett sherry glass with a bobbin stem and stylised leaf motif. Acid etched with the mark WEBB CORBETT MADE IN ENGLAND underneath the foot. Made c.1930-47.

There is a decanter to go with this glass if you look in the decanter section. I have seen this design claimed to be by Irene Stevens, however, Irene Stevens didn't become the designer for Webb Corbett until 1946, and this make was used until 1947, this must be one of her earliest designs for Webb Corbett or it wasn't designed by her or the dates given for this mark are wrong. I owuld love there to be a book, but it won't be written by me, unless I retire from my proper job or something.

Reference: Millar's Glass of the '20s & '30s, Frankie Leibe

Height: 4 inches

Width: 2 inches

This is a tumbler with three upward pointing stylised elongated wheat-ears patterns traversing four horizontal wavy grooves. It has an etched makers mark, WEBB CORBETT MADE IN ENGLAND that was used from 1930-1947.

This lovely quality tumbler was probably designed by Herbert Webb circa. 1935.

All of this Webb Corbett glass with wavy lines is screams English art deco, and I would buy where you see, as it doesn't get much cooler than this. The other thing is, I don't think anyone else was using this motif either.

Reference: British Glass Between the Wars, Roger Dodsworth, page 100

Height: 4.25 inches

Width: 2 inches

This is a liquer glass with a designmade up of a series of arches drawn with four parallel finely cut grooves. It has an etched makers mark, WEBB CORBETT MADE IN ENGLAND that was used from 1930-1947.

These are super fine glasses for drinking a thimble full of what ever it is you are drinking. The thing about a tiny little glass like this is, did anyone ever drink out of them. You're not going to get refreshed, and you're not going to get drunk, and the decanter that goes with it holds about a third of pint, it's almost a ridiculous size. So I am wondering, is this just a cabinet piece.

Regardless of me being disparaging about its size, this is a super fine piece of glass making. I have a set of these glasses and it must take some skill to make something this small come out uniform in size and thickness.

Height: 3 inches

Width: 1.25 inches

This is a cocktail glass with a cockerel motif stencil etched onto the bowl. It has an etched makers mark, WEBB CORBETT MADE IN ENGLAND that was used from 1930-1947.

Stuart Crystal is the company reknowned for making cocktail glasses with cockerels on them, but it seems everyone was at it. Shoot me for saying it, but I think this cockerel design is better than etched design that Stuart used and better executed than the Stuart glass I have.

Reference: British Glass Between the Wars, Roger Dodsworth, page 100

Height: 4 inches

Width: 2.75 inches

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