Here's a beautiful Thomas Webb & Sons Queens Burmese Posy Vase. Ruffled disc shaped foot, fantastically crimped rim and beautiful Burmese shading make this a stunning Webb Burmese vase.
Burmese glass was invented and then patented in 1885 by F. Shirley one of the driving forces behind the Mt. Washington glass company. The story goes that Queen Victoria was presented with a tea set from the Mt. Washington Company, absolutely loved it and said the glass reminded her of a Burmese sunset. She was so thrilled with the glass that in 1886 the Webb company of England acquired the license to produce the glass and named it Queens Burmese Ware with her Majesty's permission.
You can view more Webb Burmese glass in the book "British Glass 1800-1914" by Charles R. Hajdamach.
Polished pontil, , excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other issues. C. 1887.
Size ~ 4" tall.
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