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THOMAS WEBB & SONS 3 COLOR CAMEO VASE CIRCA 1896

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Posted 8 months ago

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Rick55
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I'd been chasing an example of this Thomas Webb cameo vase for a while but kept falling short.  I was finally able to grab this one a couple of weeks back. The thing that I love most about it is the three color combination of citron, red and white, as opposed to the more common two-color cameo vase. 

For those of you who aren't familiar with cameo glass, it's an interesting process.  First, as in my case, a blob of citron molten glass is submerged in molten red glass followed by opaque white resulting in three separate layers.  After blowing the glass into the desired shape and cooled, its ready to be worked.

The next step, is to mask off the pattern of the desired decoration. This is done by using heavy vinyl, bees wax or some other acid resistant material.

The vase is then etched down to the inner layer leaving behind the design outline in white relief. It can be etched in several ways - by submerging the glass in hydrofluoric acid, sandblasting or carving. The remaining white relief is finely detailed using grinding wheels, drills and carving.  

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  1. MALKEY MALKEY, 8 months ago
    Truly a fantastic cameo ,Rick you must be tinkled pink by this piece !!!!!!!!
  2. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Here is a beautiful example Illustrated in the book, "English Cameo Glass" by Ray and Lee Grover. I've used an online photo as it's of better quality. Notice the incredible amount of detail and depth that can be achieved by using only shading. If you blow up the photo, you can even see the image she's painted on the canvas.

    https://postimg.org/image/a5wbz6ce1
  3. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Thanks so much Malkey, I'm definitely tickled : )
  4. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Thank you Michael I appreciate the love!
  5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
    Oh, I haven't even read it all the way yet! It's simply...SPRING!!! ;)
  6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
    OMG! I was looking at it and 1, never heard of the color Citron, beautiful and what screamed out at me was the shading with the red. I wondered if it were possibly orange-ish so I hit the zoom button! I honestly gasped!!! This is so beyond beautiful. Definitely 3D...it looks as if the OMG! You have such great taste in vases! You are putting the standards very high for me Mister!!! ;) Thank you for sharing!
  7. welzebub welzebub, 8 months ago
    Gorgeous glass. I have had a few of the Webb cameo pieces, and they are truly works of art.
  8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
    I went to the link you have here and tell me, that 'piece' is on/in a vase? It is so very, I am speechless. Speechless. I love them both. Do you know of a link to a video to watch the process, I would love to see it. I am so curious to know how many hours are put into this work of art?
  9. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    I love webb cameo as well-- simply BEAUTIFUL.

    I have two pieces in my collection-- not up to the beauty of yours. The three color examples are extraordinary!

    scott
  10. Caperkid Caperkid, 8 months ago
    Beautiful vase Rick perfect for Easter.
  11. sklo42 sklo42, 8 months ago
    A truly exquisite vase, Rick.
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    great vase Rick!! and explaining the processes of what kind of work goes into making these vases!!
  13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 8 months ago
    Every time you post a new piece of art glass, from your Museum, they seem to be better than the last, and the last piece, seemed the most beautiful ever! How do you do it Rick? You totally amaze me, with your Art Glass Museum! Thank you so much, for letting us see some of your museum quality art glass, for free! Again, you are THE MAN!
  14. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 months ago
    compliments Rick a wonderful piece hecha con toda maestría
  15. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Thank you Sylvia :-)
  16. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    I truly appreciate your fine comments and love Bill, Peggy, Lisa, Sean, Thomas Roy, Craig, Susie, and Scott, and I equally appreciate the love Rneiderman, Thomas, Roddy, EZA, JIm, Mike, Bijou, Ivonne, Vlad, Kevin, Fort, Tassie, TimeTraveler and Aura!

    @Susie... Thanks for such an enthusiastic comment. The piece is entitled, " On the Terrace" a cameo plate done by Thomas and George Woodall in 1895.

    Here's a video demonstrating a basic technique. Hopefully it works, if not, just Google Cameo glass technique and you'll find an example from the Corning Glass Museum:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WhrNZpcuIjs

    @Craig... Thank you, I'd love to see yours someday.

    @Scott... I too love Cameo glass. I marvel at the tallent and it must take to make these beautiful works of art!

    @Sean... Thank you. I thought you guys might enjoy reading the process, I feel it adds even more to the enjoyment of the piece knowing the work that went into it :-)

    @Lisa... I agree the color combination is what really excites me :-)

    @Bill... Your comments are always so kind and flattering, and I appreciate it!
  17. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 8 months ago
    Wow, this is a stunning piece! I love the colours
  18. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Thank you Ken, Courtney and Surf, I appreciate it!
  19. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Thank you Hunter, I appreciate the love!
  20. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
    Masterful cameo. For me, the reduced palette means more skill is required to make it work.
    A stunner Rick. I wish I could visit you and Gloria to see your treasures.
  21. martika martika, 8 months ago
    It's a beauty !!!! :)
  22. welzebub welzebub, 8 months ago
    Sorry Rick, but I have since sold them, and did so before I kept images of all of my sold glass.
  23. welzebub welzebub, 8 months ago
    I looked and found one set of images. I email it to you.
  24. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    I'll take a look at them now Craig, thank you :-)
  25. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Thank you for the love and comment Karen, and thanks for the love Spirit and Mani, it's all appreciated!

    @Karen... I agree, it must take tremendous amount of skill to carve all of the intricate detailing involved in making one of these. Come on over we love company!
  26. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 8 months ago
    Gorgeous piece, Rick!
  27. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 8 months ago
    Very beautiful indeed !
  28. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    Thank you Mrs T and Phil, I appreciate your comments and love, and thanks for the love Bill and Mrs T, it's also appreciated!
  29. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 8 months ago
    You are very welcome. You know I have looked at this many times,
    Trying to write something clever that rhymes.

    But concentation eludes my my mind,
    When before my eyes is beauty ... defined.
  30. Pickaboo Pickaboo, 8 months ago
    Thanks again Rick your collection is amazing!
  31. Rick55 Rick55, 8 months ago
    No, thank "you" Pickaboo I truly appreciate it! Thanks so much for the love Fran :-)
  32. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 months ago
    Wow, what a Jem Rick ....
  33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
    Rick,
    This is quite lovely. Glad you were able to add this wonderful piece to your already amazing collection!
  34. Rick55 Rick55, 4 months ago
    Thank you Roy and Scott... Sorry it took so long Roy... I just found your comment.
  35. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 26 days ago
    Wow, stunning, photos are brilliant also!
  36. Rick55 Rick55, 11 days ago
    Thanks Virginia, I love it too :) I appreciate the photo comment.
  37. scottvez scottvez, 11 days ago
    Had to comment again-- LOVE IT every time it pops up to the top!

    scott
  38. Rick55 Rick55, 11 days ago
    Lol... thank you again Scott :)

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