This RARE and STUNNING English Cameo Art Glass decanter by Thomas Webb has intricate cameo cuttings and is further enhanced with an applied Gorham Sterling Silver top, c. 1890. The decanter has a clear glass body overlaid in raspberry red and white and features cameo cut vines and butterflies. These colors were typically used by Thomas Webb and cameo pieces in this coloration are easily identified as being made by Webb. The decanter is further decorated with an ornate Sterling Silver top with an embossed floral design in high relief and has a fancy five-letter engraved monogram on one side. Sterling neck with thumb hold and chain are attached to the applied glass handle. Silver is marked with hallmark for Gorham and "Sterling". This FABULOUS cameo glass decanter was made during the period when the finest cameo glass and intaglio carving was produced in the early years of the 20th Century. The quality of this piece is the very best and the delicate and intricate intaglio carving will amaze you. Although unmarked, we guarantee this decanter to have been made by Thomas Webb of Stourbridge, England and to be as described. We have personally seen several cameo pieces with this color combination bearing the Webb cameo stamp.
Dimensions: 9 1/4" high with a top opening of 7/8", a maximum width of 5" and base diameter of 2 7/8".
Condition: Glass is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The Sterling Silver top has a small no-harm dent in one of the large leaves (see photos) and although the top fits loosely onto the mouth of the decanter, we find no indication that this is not as it was originally made. No other noted flaws.
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