HomePrunus.jpg (135529 bytes)
Hawthorn
HomeForgetMe.jpg (187501 bytes)
Under Study
HomeIvy.jpg (113155 bytes)
Ivy

HomeLarch.jpg (124025 bytes)
Larch

HomeWoodbine.jpg (200504 bytes)
Under Study
HomeDaisy.jpg (44740 bytes)
Daisy

TitleImage01.jpg (65154 bytes)

HomeOak.jpg (80244 bytes)
Oak
BarberryHome.jpg (92913 bytes)
Barberry
HomeDogRose.jpg (42079 bytes)
Dog Rose
HomeHops.jpg (108562 bytes)
Hops

HomeFushia.jpg (39995 bytes)
Fushia

HomeUnknown.jpg (94669 bytes)
Under Study

HomeMum.jpg (151983 bytes)
Chrysanthemum

HomeVaCreeper.jpg (75387 bytes)
Virginia Creeper

Over the past few months, a small group of knowledgeable collectors have been working to collect, identify and document the designs found on Burmese glass produced by Thomas Webb & Sons of Stourbridge, England during the Victorian era.  Many of these designs were created by Jules Barbe during the period 1886 - 1888 and assigned a name and pattern number.   Unfortunately, however, no illustrations of these designs have been located.  In addition, some Webb designs have been subjectively identified by common botanical name in Fairy Lamps - Elegance in Candle Lighting by Ruf & Ruf.  Many other examples of Webb's designs, however, remain unidentified.

The study group collected numerous examples of decorated Webb Burmese glass and attempted to identify the pattern by common botanical name.  Where possible, the common name was selected from the list of Jules Barbe recorded designs.  If the decoration remained unidentified, it was compared with drawings or photographs of similar appearing plants until an identification was agreed upon.  While most decorations have been identified with some degree of certainty, some are only tentatively identified and few remain a mystery.

If you are unfamiliar with the Burmese decorations of Thomas Webb & Sons, you will find this information interesting and informative.  If, on the other hand, you have knowledge of Webb Burmese decorations, we need your help.  Certainly, your confirmation of the accuracy of the work accomplished so far would be helpful and welcomed.  But, most importantly, we need additional examples of known and unknown decorations, authentic Webb or Barbe documentation of any kind, botanical references to help illustrate the flora, and of course, any information related to errors in our work.

The purpose of the following examples is to bring you uptodate on the work that has been completed by the study group so far.  As you will see, they have accomplished a great deal in the short time they have been working.  But, much work remains to be done. 

If you would like to contribute information to the study simply drop us a note at:

Webb_Study_Group@yahoogroups.com

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The following photographic examples are for educational purposes only.
Please do not copy, publicize, or link this page without permission.

Proposed Burmese Decoration Design Names
Click on images to view full size image.
BarbPhoto006.jpg (100247 bytes)
Barberry
Barberry.jpg (588076 bytes) Barberry001.jpg (87036 bytes) Barberry002.jpg (82591 bytes)
BA1000 BA1001 BA1002
BlackberryPho.jpg (109393 bytes)
Blackberry
Blackberry.jpg (24478 bytes)
BL1000
BramblePho1.jpg (28733 bytes)
Bramble
Examples Needed
SpiderPhoto.jpg (125587 bytes)
Chrysan-
themum
Chrysanthemum000.jpg (46121 bytes) Chrysanthemum001.jpg (105110 bytes) Chrysanthemum002.jpg (28424 bytes)
CH1000 CH1001 CH1002
ClematisPho02.jpg (86383 bytes)
Clematis
Clematis000.jpg (36812 bytes)
CL1000
ConvoluPho1.jpg (111775 bytes)
Convolulus
Examples Needed

CurrantLitho1.jpg (134295 bytes)
Currant

Currant000.jpg (70523 bytes) Currant001.jpg (58931 bytes) Currant002.jpg (55275 bytes) Currant003.jpg (52093 bytes)
CU1000 CU1001 CU1002
DaisyPhoto03.jpg (188431 bytes)
Daisy
(Rudbeckia)
Daisy.jpg (95149 bytes) Daisy001.jpg (91410 bytes) Daisy002.jpg (71760 bytes) Daisy003.jpg (34772 bytes)
DA1000 DA1001 DA1002 DA1003
DogRosePho04.jpg (195781 bytes)
Dog Rose
Dogrose.jpg (208885 bytes) Dogrose001.jpg (108299 bytes) Dogrose002.jpg (15211 bytes)
DR1000 DR1001 DR1002
ForgetPhoto05.jpg (94246 bytes)
Forget Me Not
Forget004.jpg (49254 bytes)
FM1004

Fir
(Could actually be Larch)

Examples Needed

FuchsiaPhoto.jpg (171599 bytes)
Fuchsia
Fuchsia.jpg (232200 bytes) Fuchsia001.jpg (106651 bytes) Fuchsia002.jpg (39214 bytes) Fuchsia003.jpg (25473 bytes)
FU1000 FU1000 FU1002 FU1003
GooseLitho05.jpg (333941 bytes)
Gooseberry
Gooseberry001.jpg (117171 bytes) Gooseberry002.jpg (21091 bytes)
GO1000 GO1001
GrapePhoto03.jpg (165235 bytes)
Grape
Grape.jpg (107515 bytes) Grape001.jpg (22227 bytes) Grape002.jpg (27322 bytes) Grape003.jpg (35579 bytes)
GR1000 GR1001 GR1002 GR1003

Grasses

Examples Needed


Hawthorn
Prunus.jpg (149590 bytes) Prunus001.jpg (211008 bytes) Prunus002.jpg (285443 bytes) Prunus003.jpg (162948 bytes)
PR1000 PR1001 PR1002 PR1003
Heather Examples Needed
Holly Holly.jpg (24912 bytes)
HO1000

Holly &
Mistletoe

Examples Needed

HoneyPhoto01.jpg (172732 bytes)
Honeysuckle
Examples Needed

HopsPhoto.jpg (59549 bytes)
Hops

Hops.jpg (115293 bytes) Hops001.jpg (36597 bytes) Hops002.jpg (53456 bytes)
HP1000 HP1001 HP1002
IrisPhoto01.jpg (113813 bytes)
Iris
Examples Needed
IvyPhoto01.jpg (33353 bytes)
Ivy
Ivy.jpg (76609 bytes) Ivy001.jpg (118260 bytes) Ivy002.jpg (97117 bytes) Ivy003.jpg (29892 bytes)
IV1000 IV1001 IV1002 IV1003

Ivy & Berries

Examples Needed

Japanese
Berries

Examples Needed

JapCreepPho1.jpg (66679 bytes)
Japanese
Creeper
Examples Needed
LarchPhoto.jpg (117489 bytes)
Larch
Larch.jpg (19527 bytes) Larch001.jpg (159599 bytes) Larch002.jpg (39286 bytes) Larch003.jpg (32129 bytes)
LA1000 LA1001 LA1002 LA1003

MaidhairPho02.jpg (48264 bytes)
Maidenhair
Fern

MaidenhairFern.jpg (37228 bytes) MaidenhairFern001.jpg (12430 bytes)
MF1000 MF1001
MistletoePho2.jpg (49875 bytes)
Mistletoe
Mistletoe.jpg (29089 bytes)
MI1000

MossRosePho1.jpg (45872 bytes)
Moss Rose

MossRoseButterfly.jpg (65262 bytes) MossRoseButterfly001.jpg (30029 bytes)
MRB1000 MRB1001
NasturtiumPho.jpg (161037 bytes)
Nasturtium
Nasturtium000.jpg (36272 bytes)
NA1000
OakPhoto.jpg (56086 bytes)
Oak
Oak.jpg (264337 bytes) Oak001.jpg (159918 bytes) Oak002.jpg (72699 bytes) Oak003.jpg (22405 bytes)
OA1000 OA1001 OA1002 OA1003

Pansy & Violet

Examples Needed

PassionFlowerPhoto.jpg (198890 bytes)
Passion Flower
Examples Needed
PerriPho01.jpg (222896 bytes)
Periwinkle

PE1000

PE1001
 

PrunusPhoto.jpg (63346 bytes)
Prunus (See Hawthorne)

Prunus.jpg (149590 bytes) Prunus001.jpg (211008 bytes) Prunus002.jpg (285443 bytes) Prunus003.jpg (162948 bytes)

VirginiaCreeperPhoto01.jpg (16102 bytes)
Virginia Creeper

VirginiaCreeper.jpg (109500 bytes) VirginiaCreeper001.jpg (123841 bytes) VirginiaCreeper002.jpg (42188 bytes) VirginiaCreeper003.jpg (25146 bytes)
VC1000
Note red berries
VC1001
Note blue berries
VC1002 VC1003

   Unknown Designs

Unknown

ZUnknown003.jpg (99290 bytes) ZUnknown015.jpg (75039 bytes) ZUnknown016.jpg (28895 bytes) ZUnknown018.jpg (16229 bytes)
U1003
Proposed to be Edelweiss
U1015
Proposed to be Edelweiss
U1016
Proposed to be Bramble or Hawthorn
U1018
Proposed to be Forget Me Not

Unknown

ZUnknown019.jpg (39865 bytes) ZUnknown019a.jpg (37031 bytes) ZUnknown020.jpg (52949 bytes) ZUnknown020a.jpg (51757 bytes)
U1019
Proposed to be Bamboo
U1019a
Proposed to be Bamboo
U1020
Note thorns.  Proposed to be Gooseberry flowers
U1020a
Note thorns.  Proposed to be Gooseberry flowers

Unknown

ZUnknown021.jpg (57367 bytes) ZUnknown023.jpg (55491 bytes) Woodbine.jpg (419317 bytes) ForgetMeNot001.jpg (191266 bytes)
U1021 U1023
Signed with Webb circular mark.
WO1000
Commonly referred to as Woodbine but still under study
FM1001
Commonly referred to as Forget Me Not but still under study

Unknown

ZUnknown029.jpg (13536 bytes) ZUnknown030.jpg (26516 bytes) ForgetMeNot009.jpg (39084 bytes) ForgetMeNot010.jpg (19148 bytes)
U1029 U1030
Technique appears similar to U1003 and U1015
FM1002
Commonly referred to as Forget Me Not with butterfly but still under study
FM1002
Commonly referred to as Forget Me Not with butterfly but still under study

Jules Barbe Recorded Pattern Names
1886-1888

British Glass,BA1800-1914, by Charles R. Hajdamach, pgs. 433-434. Published 1966
Source: Stan Eveson, Thomas Webb& Sons  Works & Technical Director, 1929 - 1978

  No.       Pattern Name   No.       Pattern Name
3253       Barberry (BA) 3142       Holly (HO)
2832.5    Barberry (BA) 3104       Holly and Mistletoe (HOM)
3171       Blackberry (BL) 2830       Honeysuckle (HS)
2821       Bramble (BR) 3105       Iris (IR)
3264       Clematis (CL) 2465       Ivy (IV)
2649       Clematis (CL) 2486       Ivy and Berries (IVB)
2575       Chrysanthemum (CH) 2576       Japanese Berries (JB)
2736       Convolulus (CO) 2787       Japanese Creeper (JC)
2853       Daisies (DA) 3170       Maidenhair Fern (MF)
2735       Dog Rose (DR) 3141       Mistletoe (MI)
3229       Grasses (GR) 2654       Nasturtium (NA)
3314       Fir (FI) 3215       Oak (OA)
3211       Forget-Me-Not (FM) 2681       Pansy and Violet (PAV)
3244       Forget-Me-Not (FM) 3099       Passion Flower (PF)
3115       Fuschia (FU) 3123       Periwinkle (PE)
2363       Hawthorn (HA) 2475       Virginia Creeper (VC)
2618       Heather (HE)

The following decoration names are from
"Fairy Lamps – Elegance in Candle Lighting"
by Bob and Pat Ruf,
Published 19
96

Forget-Me-Not & butterfly (FMB) Oak Leaf (OA)
Hops (HP) Prunus (PR)
Ivy (IV) Woodbine (WO)
Larch (LA) Woodbine with gold trim (WOG)
Moss Rose with Butterfly (MRB) Foliage (FO)

   New decoration names not on either list.

Gooseberry (GO) Currant (CU)
Grape (GR)

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