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
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
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.