Thomas Webb, English Victorian Jack in The Pulpit Pink & White Opal & Uranium Glass Vase


This vase is very special and in so many ways. It was produced at Stourbridge, England by one of the leading glass factories in history: Thomas Webb. Its date is circa 1887-1914 and is an incredible almost 'surreal' work of art...

There are times when no picture can give justice and mere words are unable to describe,and this is such an occasion. This vase takes ones breath away with its presence.

Three completely different glass types have been used to create this remarkable piece: Cranberry Glass, White Opal Glass & Uranium Green and the resulting effect is simply stunning.

The colour graduation from the foot of the vase to the top frill, has an almost `Amberina Glass' colour shade however this is no ordinary glass-type and its formation is exceptional and entirely unique.

`Amberina Glass' is produced by heat control to provide its colourization, but in the instance of this vase, Cranberry Glass has been cased, with Uranium Glass to achieve its marvellous colour graduation and to provide the glass with a double-depth.

The body of the vase has also been patterned `wrythen,' with vertical facets which in turn provides the piece with wonderful refraction of light for maximum optic effect. It is a beautiful example of exceptional quality.

The glass colour combination of Cranberry & Uranium together, has contributed the perfect translucent glass variety for the third addition of glass, the White Opal. This was a very clever and thought-about idea by Thomas Webb, but this is a glass factory of major historical importance.

It was not until the top formation of the vase was produced, would we see the creamy-pink opal colour appear. The translucency of the Cranberry & Uranium glass types, allows the opaque-white to give a gorgeous shade of strawberry milk-shake pink. It is a sensational work of completeness & visual beauty.

This is also a vase which continues with its eye-catching surprises... The addition of uranium salts to the glass, also propel this piece into the fabulous world of UV black light, which has the ability to make this glass `glow' and to fluoresce.

It is a vase which almost 'speaks' and its fluidity & styling provides the piece with 'living' movement. It truly is a sensational work of Victorian artistry.

This is an important piece of glass for any collection, particularly in this condition, which I kindly remind you is mint.

Please kindly note and appreciate that offers cannot be accepted for this vase. Its offer price as is, reflects the significant rarity of this amazing survivor of Victoriana, that is over 100 years old and produced by one the leading exponents of English free blown glass of all time.

Height: 10 inches Widest top diameter: 5 inches Foot diameter: 3 inches Postage weight: 2k

*I mail the most fragile of items to all parts of the world and successfully. I do not compromise with wrapping & packaging any of my items and this piece shall be no exception. This vase cannot be shipped to any customer without Insurance and a signature shall be required upon receipt of its delivery. Thank you in advance for your understanding*

Item ID: JJ633

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