Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a RARE Mt. Washington Burmese Art Glass footed bowl with diamond quilted body, c.
This unusual bowl has beautiful, rich "Burmese" coloration in the glass and is decorated with a scalloped border with four applied feet and berry prunt on center bottom. This bowl with a glossy finish is pictured on page 52 of the book Mt. Washington Art Glass by Betty B. M easures 5 5/8" high with an overall width of 6 1/4". This nice bowl is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
Being hand made, there is some variation in the width of the applied feet, however, the feet are as made with no alterations. 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 produces a line of Burmese glass today, 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!
Washington BURMESE Art Glass Footed Bowl, c. 1880" is in sale since Sunday, January 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Pairpoint/Mt.The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.