RARE Thomas Webb & Sons Alexandrite Glass Vase. Honeycomb moulded Alexandrite glass vase with a hexagon shaped rim.Alexandrite glass is a heat sensitive homogeneous glass that's very difficult to make (correctly). The colors are stunning, tell tale Alexandrite chocolate brown edge around the rim, then the glass shades to a fantastic intense fuchsia, then to golden honey amber. It features a moulded honeycomb pattern, and a lovely hexagon shaped rim.
Alexandrite is a delicate, homogeneous (not cased) heat reactive glass that was produced for a very limited period. Alexandrite was first introduced and patented by Thomas Webb & Sons. Researchers indicate the production was very limited and short lived.
Others even go further and speculate that all known examples of Thomas Webb's Alexandrite came from a single batch of glass. Regardless of where the exact truth lies, it is clear that examples of Thomas Webb's Alexandrite are very rare.One interesting characteristic of the Alexandrite color chocolate brown. A rich chocolate brown color is evident on the edge of Alexandrite ware. It is a distinctive chocolate brown color that you really can not miss once you know what to look for. What causes the brown edge effect is unknown. Exactly what glass formula produces the colors is unknown; however, some suggest an addition of gold to the formula could cause the color shift. Needless to say, it was a complex process and variations in color density are common among the limited examples found. Alexandrite ware is found in both free blown and expanded blown mold shapes. This is a very rare piece of Thomas Webb & Sons Alexandrite Art Glass. Beautifully polished pontil on the base. Nice size at approximately 3 " x 4" tall. Condition is excellent with no chips, cracks repairs, etc. Thanks for looking, please ask questions, good luck!
The item "RARE Thomas Webb & Sons Alexandrite Hexagon Vase with Honeycomb Pattern" is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\British\Other British Art Glass". The seller is "ciscocse" and is located in Brentwood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.