Tutbury Crystal, is it the real thing?.

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Hi, if you have a piece of crystal cut glass that has the etched name Tutbury on it, it was made by “Staffordshire Crystal” in Stourbridge in the west midlands and it is sold through a factory outlet in Tutbury.
The original "Tutbury Crystal" has not been produced since 2005 and they never etched there name on any of their items, they only used stickers,
The original "Tutbury Crystal" is by far the most underrated British cut crystal producer there WAS. The times I have watched this glass being blown in the glass works at the bottom of the hill (Burton Street) Tutbury, sadly no longer there, it is now a housing estate, the quality of the glass is second to none but for some reason people tend to overlook it. The workmanship is absolutely first rate. regards john.crystal'

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From Webb And Corbett To Tutbury Crystal

Webb and Corbett Ltd was founded just over a century ago at an old cone shaped glass house called the White House at Wordsley, a parish adjoining Amblecote. The partners were a Thomas Webb who was connected with the important decorative glass manufacturing firm of Thomas Webb and Sons of the Dennis glass works, Amblecote. The family business produced magnificent glass, tableware, etc and exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace, but the family had to sell out as the quality of their ware was such that it was too expensive to buy. The glass works however, continued operating in other hands, but closed down less that 10 years ago, and the glass house and warehouse were demolished. Houses have been built on much of the site.
1897 Company established by Thomas and Herbert Webb, sons of Thomas Wilkes Webb, and George Harry Corbett, at the White House Glass Works in Wordsley, known as Thomas Webb and Corbett Ltd. It operated variously from two Stourbridge sites, the one at Coal bourn hill, Amblecote, and the other at The White House Glass Works, Wordsley, (across the main Stourbridge - Wolverhampton main road opposite Stuart's Red House Cone). Additionally, it acquired the Tutbury Glass Works at Burton on Trent. The White House Glass Works was previously operated by W H, B & J Richardson.
1903 Thomas Webb retires through ill health.
1906 Webb Corbett acquires Tutbury Glass Works near Burton-on-Trent, and G H Corbett becomes manager. Herbert Webb (1871-1946) becomes chairman and managing director of Webb Corbett.
1911 Walter E Guest replaces G H Corbett as manager of Tutbury Glass works. 1914 By now the company's glass was being made at Coalbournhill, Amblecote, and the decorating and cutting shop and showroom were situated at The White House Glass works, Wordsley. On Tuesday 31st March 1914 a fire took place at the Wordsley factory. The company then moved its local operations totally to Coalbournhill.
1946 Death of Herbert Webb. Irene Stevens joins Webb Corbett as designer.
1953 Company name changed from Thomas Webb and Corbett Ltd to Webb Corbett Ltd.
1957 Irene Stevens leaves to join the Glass Department at Stourbridge College.
1963 David Queensberry commissioned to design a range of cut glass.
1965 David Smith becomes chief designer for both Stourbridge and Tutbury factories.
1969 Webb Corbett and the Tutbury factory acquired by Royal Doulton Company.
1980 – 1982 Glassware becomes known as Royal Doulton Crystal by Webb Corbett.
1982 The Tutbury Glass Works are closed.
1982 Tutbury Crystal still produced at Tutbury By And Under A Management Buy Out,
In 1982 Two of Ex employees of Webb Corbett / Royal Doulton opened the glass works called Georgian Crystal in the old silk mill in Tutbury the company started in 1982 and closed its doors December 2011,
In 1982  Ex employees of Webb Corbett / Royal Doulton opened the glass works called Derwent Crystal in Ashbourne Derbyshire
Tutbury Crystal was by far the most underrated British cut crystal producer there WAS. The times I have watched this glass being blown in the glass works at the bottom of the hill (Burton Street) Tutbury, sadly no longer there, it is now a housing estate, the quality of the glass is second to none but for some reason people tend to overlook it. The workmanship is absolutely first rate and this piece exhibits a certain quality that demands attention.
1986 Web Corbett name discontinued. Glass marketed as Royal Doulton Crystal.
2005 Tutbury Crystal Closed Down, Site Now A Housing Estate

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