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

  • Object:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915 (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil underdrawing with pen and ink

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR, box 33

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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.


Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915 (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil underdrawing with pen and ink

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.


Height: 27.8 cm, Width: 10 cm

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:
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.’

Subjects depicted

Champagne glass


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

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