FINE PAIR VICTORIAN WEBBS BURMESE DECORATED NIGHT/FAIRY LIGHTS

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  • Sold Date: Jul 15, 2012
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FINE PAIR OF VICTORIAN DECORATED WEBBS QUEENS BURMESE NIGHT LIGHTS IN S.CLARKE FAIRY PYRAMID GLASS BASES. THEY BOTH HAVE MATCHING TRAILING FLOWER DESIGN AS THESE ARE HAND PAINTED THEY DIFFER SLIGHTLY BUT ARE NEAR MATCHED.BOTH ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ONLY ONE TINY FLEA BITE TO THE RIM ON EACH WHICH YOU CAN HARDLY SEE BUT CAN JUST FEEL WHEN FINGER IS RUN OVER IT, WILL TRY AND SHOW IN PHOTO. MEASURE 10CM HIGH.

Burmese glass is a type of opaque colored art glass , shading from yellow to pink . It is used for table glass and small, ornamental vases and dressing table articles.

It was patented in 1885 by the Mount Washington Glass Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. Burmese glass found favor with Queen Victoria , and from 1886, the British company of Thomas Webb & Sons was licensed to produce their own version known as Queen's Burmeseware , which was used for tableware and decorative glass, often with painted decoration.

The formula to produce Burmese Glass contains Uranium oxide with tincture of gold added. The uranium oxide produced the inherent soft yellow color of Burmese glass. Because of the added gold, the characteristic pink blush of color of Burmese was fashioned by re-heating th object in the furnace (The "Glory Hole.") The length of time in the furnace will determine the intensity of the
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