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Small antropomorphic "Bronze" vase, Thomas Webb and Sons (Chirstopher Dresser attr., ca. 1878)

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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I am sure this little guy is familiar to all of you, or at least it sure rings a bell...)

    You're right! this is one the of the bronze glass vases which design, attributed to Christopher Dresser, is based upon the Trojan ceramic pieces found by Heinrich Schliemann.

    And you all know well this baby's big brother, the very polemical horned vase we first thought to be from Lötz and ended up being a wonderful Webb vase which used the very same technique Löetz did 20 years later:

    Carlos got this little vase (13,5 cm. tall) some months ago and I've been wanting to share it since them, but I wanted to take a nice pic of it... and I think this one's a good one!

    As you can see the iridiscence is intense, and it is pretty much like that of its big brother, although this one having a smooth texture isn't as dramatic and colourful as the horned one, and it misses much of the pinks and purples the big one has.

    As for th funny face and ears, what can I say?

    By the way, I am adding some pics in this post. Pic No.2 displays two more Webb vases design after Scliemann's discoveries, and pic No.3 displays some of the original Trojan Scliemann vases.

    We've got a third Webb/Dresser vase inspired in Mycenaean ceramics (Schliemann digged first at troja, then in Mycenae) and I will soon share it here!

    PS: Thanks to SteveS for his corrections!!!

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    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Moonstone lover!!! haha, for the first time Sean wasn't the first to love it :)
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      By the way, as links don't seem to work when they're in the post, here it the lik to the other Webb/Dressser vase:
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks charcoal and czechman for your loves!
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      He's adorable! Hey Austro, heading to Scotland soon?
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Not now.... I wish! We depart on Aug. 19th. We're visiting every single building designed by Charles R. Mackintosh in the city, plus one more outside :) and the furniture!!!! :P
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Fabulous posting! Great vases! Wow! Special!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      stunning!!! so so loving this very much austro:)
    8. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Sean, is this not stunning!!!
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Hi guys! Thank you all for the loves and the comments!!! I'm so glad you like this little vase that much :)
    10. SteveS SteveS, 9 years ago
      Hi AH
      These are just great ...
      wondering if they are documented as "Mycenaean" (Mycenic) anywhere ... The Schliemann reference and the picture in photo 4 suggests Trojan ... although the Atreides occupation of Troy could certainly have brought Mycenaean pottery to the site ...?
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      You're absolutely right, SteveS! It's Troyan, no Mycenaean. I totally swithch the info with our third Webb Bronze vase, which does have this Mycenaean inspiration... As you point out, it's even clearly written on the 4th pic :) I'm editing the text and writing Trojan instead :) Thanks so so very much!!!
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      your very welcome austro!!!!
    13. Lise Lise, 8 years ago
      More gorgeousness :)
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks Lise!! This one's also very cute :P

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