Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a STUNNING signed Thomas Webb "Queens" Burmese Art Glass miniature vase, c. This lovely vase has beautiful coloration in the glass with a soft pink/rose top shading to creamy yellow at the base and has a delicately scalloped upper rim. Marked Queens Burmese Ware Patented, Thomas Webb & Sons.Measures 3 3/8" high with a top diameter of 2 7/8" and 2 1/2 diameter base. This vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Washington Glass Company originally produced Burmese glass as the creation of Frederick Shirley in the early 1880's. The color was achieved by adding uranium oxide and gold to a batch of opal glass which created a yellow opaque glass that became salmon colored when reheated. Further reheating would turn the salmon back to yellow.
This glass has a brilliant glow similar to Vaseline glass when exposed to a black light. Washington gave permission to Thomas Webb to produce Burmese glass in England and slightly later other major glass companies created their version of this popular and costly art glass. Expensive to produce, none of the companies produced Burmese glass in a large quantity. The glass is thin and fragile and has always been a desired addition to any Art Glass collection. Fenton also produced a line of Burmese glas, however, their product is much heavier, always signed and is never confused with the earlier glass.
We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "ANTIQUE THOMAS WEBB QUEENS BURMESE ART GLASS VASE, SIGNED, c. 1880" is in sale since Wednesday, September 24, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\British\Other British Art Glass".
The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.