Posted 2 years ago
In homage to Austrohungaro's fabulous Thomas Webb bronze piece (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/55879-thomas-webb-and-sons-bronze-vase-circa), and so it doesn't feel lonely, here's my piece.
This is Webb iris glass, and the design is known to be Christopher Dresser - you will also recognise the similarity of design with Loetz pieces by Dresser.
Iris glass was made from 1878, the same year as the Webb patent for bronze glass, and was, I believe, exhibited with bronze glass at the Paris Exhibition of 1878.
The last picture shows (poorly I am afraid) the etched mark on the base of the piece which reads Webb's Iris Glass.