Collection Online
Medium
glass (wheel-engraved)
Measurements
12.4 × 8.3 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
Accession Number
709-D1M
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Thomas Webb & Sons, 1881
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Celtic design.
Thomas Webb & Sons was one of the leading luxury glass manufacturers of the late nineteenth century. The company had a stand at Melbourne’s 1880–81 International Exhibition and subsequently gifted a group of finely engraved table glass to the NGV, to which this champagne glass belongs. The glasses feature a range of historical revival-style designs that were fashionable at the time. The bowl of this glass is engraved with Celtic knotwork motifs, interspersed with scrolling elements that reference formal strapwork designs.