This listing is for a stunning Mt. Washington Burmese Art Glass cruet set with Pairpoint silver plated stand, c. 1880-90's. This unusual 4-piece cruet set features two cruets and two shakers with beautiful Burmese coloration in the glass. The cruets have a slender neck and arched spout that tapers to a squatty bulbous ribbed lower body with an applied yellow handle and lovely matching stoppers all with a satin finish. The shakers have a cylinder shape with ribbed bodies and silver plated tops. Each Burmese piece fits into in its original Pairpoint silver plate stand/holder. Stand marked with "Pairpoint" trademark stamp on base. This set is illustrated on page 251 in the book "Mt. Washington Art Glass" by Betty B. Sisk. This great set is certainly an investment piece of American Art Glass that you will enjoy for years!
Dimensions: Stand measures 9 1/2" high, 8" wide and 5 3/4" deep. Cruets measure 6 3/4" high with stoppers inserted and 3 3/4" in diameter. The shakers are 3 7/8" high and 1 1/2" in diameter.
Condition: This fabulous set is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. One of the silver plated tops does have wear (see photos). No other noted flaws.
Designed by Frederick Shirley and made by the Mount Washington Glass Company, this single layer glass achieved a delicate coloration of pink or salmon shading to yellow by the addition of uranium oxide and gold to the original glass batch. This created a yellow opaque glass which on reheating turned to a salmon color shading into the yellow. Further reheating turned the salmon color back to yellow as shown on the rim of this vase. The uranium in the glass causes the vase to fluoresce brightly when exposed to black light. 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.
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