RARE THOMAS WEBB CHIN LUNG / APPLIED PADS ART GLASS VASE, glossy peachblow ground with fine gilt-decoration, bottle form with green foliate decoration, applied Citron birdcage with metal bird inclusion, another applied Citron medallion with wheel-cutting and gilt spray having two flying bird metal inclusions, scattered applied ruby and cobalt blue pads carved into various flowers, Webb stamped signature to the underside. Thomas Webb & Sons, probably Daniel or Lionel Pierce. 1889-1905. 5 1/2" H.
Nearly undamaged with a single 1/8" L small chip to the edge of one blade of grass not extending into the peachblow ground. A few scattered typical small open bubbles to the green layer of glass, all as made.
Literature: Vase Parallels Hadjamach - British Glass: 1800-1914, p. 225, pl. 20. Signature as ibid., p. 426, bottom right.
Provenance: Estate of Eugene and Charlene Sussel, Rockville, MD.
Catalogue Note: This vase is likely created and designed by Daniel and/or Lionel Pearce. Charles Hadjamach has this to say: "Although these pieces do not bear an artist's signature, apart from the Webb mark, they are generally accepted to be the work of Daniel and Lionel Pearce who joined the Webb firm in 1884. The father and son team deserves greater recognition than has been credited to it, especially as their designs were the few Stourbridge cameos to come anywhere near the free flowing art nouveau style of Galle and his European contemporaries."