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Design for glassware - Design for champagne glass
  • Design for champagne glass
    Philip Webb, born 1831 - died 1915
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Design for champagne glass

  • Object:

    Design for glassware

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    c.1860 (Drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Philip Webb, born 1831 - died 1915 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil, pen, ink, watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Dorothy Walker

  • Museum number:

    E.336-1944

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case C, shelf 152

Physical description

In the upper part of the sheet a profile of a stemmed glass silhouetted against the blacked background of the sheet. The sides of the bowl are straight and slightly flaired and there are two knobs in the stem. Underneath this the background is not blacked and there is the plan of the glass with two circles one inside the other, made using a compass, the hole for which is in the centre of the circles.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)

Date

c.1860 (Drawn)

Artist/maker

Philip Webb, born 1831 - died 1915 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

pencil, pen, ink, watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Across the centre of the bowl, in pencil: No. 7. Some traces of ink writing on the lower right edge (see explanation in note field). Directly below the blacked area, on the left hand side is the V&A stamp: VAM.

Dimensions

Height: 27.8 cm, Width: 10 cm

Descriptive line

Philip Webb. Champagne glass. One of 15 designs for table glass and glassware. British, c.1860

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

Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. p.45.
The full text of the entry is as follows:
THINKING ON PAPER
[…]
128. Philip Webb (1831-1915); British
Four designs for champagne glasses,
designed for James Powell and Sons,
Whitefriars. c. 1861
Pencil, pen and wash. Each c. 25.5 x 10 cm
VAM E.336-339-1944 (Given by Miss
Dorothy Walker)
A variety of shapes for each glass was tried out
in pencil and the selected form was picked out
in silhouette against a black ground.’
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1944, London: Printed under the Authority of the Ministry of Education 1949.
The full text of the record is as follows:

'WEBB, Philip (1831-1915)

Designs (15) for table glass.
Pencil, pen and wash. Various sizes.
E.326 - 340-1944
Given by Miss Dorothy Walker.'

Labels and date

Philip Speakman Webb (1831-1915)
Designs for wine glasses
British
Pencil, pen and ink and wash

Webb is best known as the architect of Red House,
Bexley Heath, London, the rambling red brick
house that he designed for his friend William
Morris. Webb designed for a wide range of
decorative arts including stained glass, wallpaper,
lettering, silver, jewellery, embroidery and
furniture. Many of these he designed for Morris,
Marshall, Faulkner & Co, (later Morris & Co),
in which he was a partner. These designs for
champagne and wine glasses were for James
Powell & Sons Whitefriars glass works. With the
attention to detail that typified the work of Arts
and Crafts designers Webb shows both the inner
and outer profile of each glass together with a
section of the stem.

E.336-9-1944 Given by Dorothy Walker

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Champagne glass

Categories

Containers; Designs; Drawings; Drinking; Food vessels & Tableware; Glass; Household objects

Collection code

PDP

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