Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a lovely antique Burmese glass 3-piece fairy lamp with matte (satin) finish made by Thomas Webb in the late 1880's.
Burmese glass is highly collected and is also included in all major Art Glass collections. This glass is rare today as it was very expensive to manufacture and was only made for a short period of time. Burmese base m easures 2 3/4" at highest point, 6 1/2" in diameter with a 2 3/4 diameter base.
Cricklite insert measures 1 1/2" high and 4" in diameter. Burmese globe measures 3 1/2" high with a 1 1/8" top opening and a 3 1/4 diameter base. Fairy lamp measures 5 3/4 high (assembled). Combined weight is 1.7 pounds. All parts are in excellent Estate 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. 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 "Webb BURMESE Art Glass 3-Piece FAIRY LAMP, Clark's Cricklite Base, c.1880's" 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.