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Vase - Gay Glass

Gay Glass

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Stourbridge (made)

  • Date:

    1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pitchford, Thomas F. (designer)
    Thomas Webb & Sons (manufacturer)
    Dennis Glassworks (glassworks)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 32, shelf 3

Place of Origin

Stourbridge (made)


1933 (made)


Pitchford, Thomas F. (designer)
Thomas Webb & Sons (manufacturer)
Dennis Glassworks (glassworks)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Webb Made in England' acid-etched
Makers's mark


Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 13.9 cm greatest width

Descriptive line

Vase, Britain (Stourbridge), designed by Thomas F Pitchford, for Thomas Webb & Sons (Dennis Glass Works), 1933

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Broadfield House: British Glass Between the Wars

Labels and date

The Gay Glass range was introduced in 1933. Like glass made by other, contemporary manufacturers such as Whitefriars, the smooth, fluid shapes relying on the qualities of the glass itself for effect, owe much to the prevailing taste for simple sculptural forms made popular by more innovative continental glassmakers. The Sunshine Amber colour contains a significant amount of uranium and was made from a recipe supplied by Webb's Swedish General Manager, Sven Fogelberg, formerly employed at Kosta glassworks, Småland, Sweden []


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