This Mt. Washington Burmese Art Glass rose bowl/vase has rich Burmese coloration in the glass and is decorated with a tightly crimped upper rim. The bowl is also enamel decorated with gold flowers and leaves around the perimeter of the body. This design is shown on page 41 of the book "Mt. Washington Art Glass" by Betty B. Sisk.
Dimensions: 3 1/8" high with a top diameter of 4 1/4" and base diameter of 2 3/4" .
Condition: Bowl is in excellent Estate condition with elaborate decoration and 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 or fluorescence 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.
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