Posted 5 years ago
In honour of my little, local Olympics and last night's opening ceremony (and the fact we didn't mess it up ...), a little piece of award-winning British glass I've been saving for you - a Thomas Webb bronze vase.
We have seen a fair bit of Webb before, not least Austrohungaro's fantastic piece, but I felt it was appropriate as Webb took the only glass grand prix at the Paris exhibition in 1878 - the first time this glass was exhibited. That and the trophy shape - I just couldn't resist!
PS - apologies for the picture - I've been too busy to do better, I'm afraid.