Glass Guide

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1829 Webb & Richardsons

1833 Shepherd & Webb (Platts House, White House, Dennis Glass works - now in King William St).

1859 Thomas Webb and Sons.


1870-1890's Art and Fancy glass with applied ornament.

1880-1890's Rock Crystal, Fritsche, ornamental blending cut and engraved.

mid 1880's, Chinese style vases

early 1880-1890's swirl designs, richly cut and engraved scroll work and Indian pine motifs.

Fritsche signed much of his work. Other engravers, Frederick Kny signed FEK (then son Ludwig Kny). Frans Josephe Palme specialised in animals 1882.

1880-1911 cameo with a bluish tint, Thomas and George Woodall.

1887 Ivory cameo, opaque ivory plus brown staining. John Thomas Fereday - borders, geometric and dynasty crystal using Egyptian motifs. George Woodall signed Geo. Woodall. Daniel Pearce and Lionel Pearce, cameo deigner in 1880's, Lionel did Sylvandale

1870's - Cased - opal, lemon, ruby, pink and blue (faux cameo).

Gilt and enamel Jules Barbe

Bronze, mirror like golden sheen with purple blue and copper highlights. on green body.


1888 Old Roman - similar to clutha

1889 - tricolour

satin glass

old ivory - gilded painted enamelled stained engreved, carved perforated embedded with jewels cased and etching.

1880's acid etching

Alexandrite - transparent yellow - rose red- blue, (S&W amber cased with rose and blue then cut)  

Peach glass - cased pink to deep red, lined with cream, flint decoration was also aplied or ivory and topaz (variation plum bloom)

1908 - Franco British exhibition, glass animals and pigs.

1920 became part of Webbs crystal glass Co Ltd, with Edinburgh and Leith Glass Co. ( which in 1955 became Eduinburgh ctystal glass Co)

Early 1920's the firm jointly wirh S&W purchased the assets of Guest Bros Etching.

Early 1930's acquired H G Richardson and Sons and continued to produce Richardson patterns at Dennis trading under the Richardson name.

1955 intaglio/engraved vases some spherical some ovoid decorated with a pattern that resembled a ball and spoke mdel of a molecular structure.

1957 produced Harmony like Chance Bros Fiesta.

mid 1950's David Hamond produced vases- intaglio plus engraving of fish bird and insects. some with internal air bubbles.

1971 Webbs merged with Dema glass Ltd - principal table glass ware subsidiary of Crown House Ltd.

Webb name no longer trades.

Wiener Werkstatte (1903-19)


Vienna succesion was founded in 1897 as an association of artists. Moser & Hoffmann founded Wiener Werkstatte in 1903. Moser left with Klimt group in 1906.  


Meyr's Neffe - Adolf (Adolfov)

K. Schappel - Haida (Novy Bor)

Carl Goldberg - Haida (Novy Bor)

Johann Oertel & Co - Haida (Novy Bor)

Johann Loetz-Witwe - Klostermuhle (Klastersky Mlyn)

Ludwig Moser & Sohne - Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary)

J & L Lobmeyr - Vienna

Rheinische Glashutten - Cologne

E. Bakolowitz - Vienna (Outlet)

Production Types & short history

Meyr & Kralik


Meyr was founded by Johann Meyer. In 1831 taken over by Josef. The company was inherited by his nephews (Neffe), Wilhelm Kralik & J. Taschek . They run it as Meyrs Neffe (1841). Kralik introduced the techniques used for many years by the company. In 1881 Meyrs Neffe was divided amongst Kraliks four sons. Heinrich took over Eleonorenhain Lenora) & Ernstbrunn & run them as Wilhelm Kralik Sohn. Hugo & Karl ran Meyrs Neffe at Adolf & Louisenhutte. Kralik glass was retailed by E. Bakalowits & Son & and J. & L. Lobmeyr. Kralik closed in WWII and L. Moser bought Meyrs Neffe in 1922. Moser & both factories survives today.

Rheinische Glashutten

Based in Ehrenfeld near Cologne. Iridescent, and tableware designed by Peter Behrens.



Broncit-geometric design bronzite painted on, pattern varnished & etched off by caustic soda.

J. Hoffmann, U. Junke (animal motifs), L.

Jungnickel (animals), A. Nechansky, M. Powolny-B/W Decoration. Tectonic classical forms, v. fine by Oskar Strnad, M. Powolny, H. Jesser, V. Wieselthier, O. Prutscher, O. Haerdtl, J.Hoffmann (rainbow lustre glass)


Flashed glass, geometric patterns clear, blue, red & yellow- J. Hoffmann, A.Nechansky, J. Sika Flashed glass blue & black M. Powolny Lanceolate design - Dagobert Peche

Loetz, Meyrs Neffe, Rheinische Glashutten

Iridescent glass, Papillon in particular. K. Moser was commissioned by Bakolowits to produce glass in 1900.  Factories Indistinguishable. Moser designed pale green vases with pupil Robert Holubetz with galvanized silver

Meyrs Neffe

Glasses slender facetted & clear stems by O. Prutscher. J.M. Olbrich, K. Moser & Lobmeyr maintained close link with factory until 1922 when merged with L. Moser.

Ludwig Moser

green or purple flashing in coloured crystal. From 1920Õs onward worked with Hoffmann, Jesser, Peche, Edward Josef Wimmer Wisgrill & Julius Zimpel.


Hoffmann used crystal with Borussian technique (double black & white flashing with ornamental edging) also cut glass.


Moulded brown & clear glass by Hoffmann. Enamel painted glass by Peche also M. Brunner, M. Flogl, H. Jesser, L. Krakauer, J. Low, F. Rix, R. Schaschl, J. Zimpel & V. Wieselthier.

Etched 1880's
Etched 1887-1888
Etched 1899
Webb Burmese Ware sometimes appears. Acid etched
acid 1906-1935
acid 1936-1949
acid 1950-1966

Aug. 1966- Aug. 1980

Sept 1980 - onwards
Meyr's Neffe
K Schappel
Rheinische Glashutten
Johann Oertl
Josef Hoffmann (1870-1955)
designed cut & enamelled etched glass, painted overlaid, clear abstract & floral designs
Michael Powolny (1871-1954)
plain form, matt finish decorated with animals, signs of the zodiac, geometric pattern.
Dagobert Peche (1887-1923)
Floral motifs painted glass
Otto Prutscher (1880-1949)
cut, patterned, iridescent glass. Loetz bead glass, red glass with colorless flashing & silver beads.
Kolomann Moser (1868-1918)
iridescent glass, applied silver
Hilda Schmid-Jesser
Mathilde Flogl
Arnold Nechansky
Vally Wieselthier
Julius Zimpel
Edward Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill
Therese Trethan
Other Designers

Berthold Loffler, Fritzi Lowlasar, Oscar Strnad, Jutta Sika, Rene Schaschl, M. Weltmann

WMF (1883-present)


Wurttembergishe Metallfabrik. See encyclopedia.


K. Wiedmann

F.A. Breuhaus

Prof. Behrmann P. Haustein


1925 Myra-Kristall

Style I. Translucent amber glass with gold iridescence, purple, blue highlights, thin walled symetric, simple styles.

Style II.* Heavy walled blown into regular vertical bulges-greenish tinge to iridescence

1925 Ikora-Kristall

Chunky vases + bowls wide range of colours, patterned air bubbles. Patches of different colours when bubbles used either in tightly controlled groups or in combination with coloured patches. (also pendants, earings)

1935 Perlmutter

Mother of pearl glass, iridescent, transparent glass with applied decoration sometimes with rim or foot in black or blue.

1935 Lavaluna

Opaque coloured surface decoration of abstract swirls & patches often with crystalline sparkles of irridescence

1930's Overlay glass, acid etched, carved leaf & floral designs. Overlay wheelcut figurative designs Produced with metal oxides. Transparent vessels with shredded silver & gold leaf, mould blown, free blown.

1926-39 150 different designs  

Paper label some marked Ikora & Myra
Ikora & Lavaluna sometimes have a number scratched in base. Occasionally signed by Weidmann
Webb Corbett

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John Walsh Walsh

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acid etched mark - not often used

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Stick label also acid etched version using Wedgwood
S for Stourbridge, sometimes with T for Tutbury
Wirkkala. Tapio




Etched mark, not used on all his designs