The firm dates back to 1854. In 1921 Webb’s merged with the Edinburgh and Leith company, though the two firms kept their own identity. In 1930 Webb’s acquired the Richardson business and continued to produce their patterns until 1956. In 1987 Coloroll took control of Thomas Webb and Edinburgh Crystal, but the company went into receivership in 1990. Following a management buyout, all glass manufacturing moved to Edinburgh, though production of some Thomas Webb continued in Stourbridge using ex–employees working for another firm. The name was eventually taken over by Waterford and all Thomas Webb has since been made abroad.
Characteristics of Thomas Webb
Limited number of shapes and style of cuts, combined into distinctive and complex patterns, many dating back to the19thC. Limited use of engraving and intaglio, features common in the1920s and 30s. Good proportions between feet and bowl.
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