Burmese Glass History

Published on 11 October 2022 at 14:22

It was made in 1885 by the Mount Washington Glass Company  of New Bedford Massachusetts. Burmese glass found favor with Queen Victoria From 1886, the British company of Thomas Webb & Sons was licensed to produce the glass. Their version, known as Queen's Burmeseware, which was used for tableware and decorative glass, often with painted decoration. Burmese was also made after 1970 by the Fenton Art Glass Company 

Burmese is a Uranium Glass . The formula to produce Burmese Glass contains uranium oxide 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 the object in the furnace (the "Glory Hole").The length of time in the furnace will determine the intensity of the color. Strangely, if the object is subjected to the heat again, it will return to the original yellow color.

Uranium or Vaseline Glass is making huge impact again 2022 its always had a huge collectors base but it has quadrupled May 2021 to now October 2022 we have 8 times more buyers online and 60% increase of walk in customers. Many lean toward E.A.P.G And many Fenton Burmese or Fenton Topaz and then Mosser Glass . 

Many pieces are obvious uranium glass it's a neon yellow look but like Burmese by Fenton wouldn't know unless subjected to Black Light.  Then it glows. And collectors display in cabinets fixed with black light. 

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