Thomas Webb & Sons

It would be an injustice for me to plagerize what others have done so well. The history of Thomas Webb glass production has been researched and documented by many notable authors and researchers. I have selected the "Glass Encyclopedia" as one of those sources to briefly capture the history of Thomas Webb & Sons, along with a historical chronology from Grace's Guide to British Industrial History.

It would be difficult or nearly impossible to document all the fairy lamps produced by Thomas Webb and Sons. While many have been documented in Clarke's cataloges and advertisements, there remain many that we are uncertain about. Rather than to speculate, I have chosen to focus on the Burmese production of Clarke's fairy lamps.

It is with some degree of certainty that Thomas Webb & Sons was the sole producer of Clarke's fairy lamps. While some persist in attributing some of the Burmese production of fairy lamps to Mount Washington, there is no evidence that Mount Washington produced any fairy lamps, much less Burmese fairy lamps. I would greatly welcome any evidence to the contrary.

Following are numerous models of Clarke's fairy lamps commissioned by Samuel Clarke and documented in his catalogs and advertisements. While Clarke never acknowledged Thomas Webb as the source of these designs in either his catalog or advertisements, many are acid embossed with the Thomas Webb and Sons trademark along with Clarke's acid embossed trademark.

Clarke Model 6

Clarke Model 7

Clarke Model 8

Clarke Model 13

Clarke Model 138

Clarke Model 138

Clarke Model 139

Clarke Model 140

Clarke Model 141

Clarke Model 142

Clarke Model 143

Clarke Model 144

Clarke Model 145

Clarke Model 146

Clarke Model 150

Clarke Model 162

Clarke Model 163

Clarke Model 164

Clarke Model 165

Clarke Model 166

Clarke Model 167

Clarke Model 168

Clarke Model 169

Clarke Model 170

Clarke Model 171

Clarke Model 172

Clarke Model 173

Clarke Model 174

Clarke Model 175

Clarke Model 176

Clarke Model 177

Clarke Model 178

Clarke Model 179

Clarke Model 180

Clarke Model 181

Clarke Model 182

Clarke Model 183

Clarke Model 184

Clarke Model 185

Clarke Model 186

Clarke Model 187

Clarke Model 188

Clarke Model 189

Clarke Model 192

Clarke Model 193

Clarke Model 194

Clarke Model 195

Clarke Model 249

Clarke Model 250

Clarke Model 251

Clarke Model 252

Clarke Model 253

Clarke Model 254

Clarke Model 255

Clarke Model 256

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