Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a lovely example of Thomas Webb decorated Burmese Art Glass in a foliage pattern, c. This nice miniature vase has a satin finish with beautiful coloration in the glass with an enamel decorated design featuring ivy leaves and vines.
Nice scalloped/crimped upper rim with round lower body. Made by Thomas Webb & Sons and is marked "Webb" on the base. M easures 2 3/4" high, 3 3/8" wide with a 2 7/8 top diameter.This Burmese miniature vase is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The Mount 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. In 1886, Mount 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 produces a line of Burmese glass today, however, their product is much heavier, always signed and is never confused with the earlier hand made 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 "Signed WEBB BURMESE Miniature Enamel Decorated Vase" is in sale since Monday, March 21, 2011. 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.