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Art Glass12792 of 22369Cranberry with vaseline rigaree and a raspberry prunt salts. Opaline Brocade patterned Vaseline opalescent shade by John Walsh Walsh of Birmingham, England.
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Here, I am back to my show and ask. ;o)
    I have what appears to be a glossy Burmese shade. It has a 2&1/4 fitter, is a pale custard yellow to a salmonish? pink. I know just enough about Burmese to get myself in trouble. Is this Mt. Washington, Webb, or is it just one of the Italian 1970s repeats? I have been unable to find one single solitary shade in Burmese by any of the above. Fairy lamp domes abounding but not one shade. Can anyone tell me if they know if Webb or Mt. Washington making shades in Burmese in this fitter size and then other question is did that company produce this glossy finish. I remember that one did and one did not do glossy. Or rather I think, I remember that. ;o) Any and all information will be most appreciated. They are very attractive shades both on and off. If anyone would like any further images or information please do let me know.
    Thank you again.

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    1. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 7 years ago
      Oh, I should have mentioned that the fitter is beautifully done, had I seen a shade made by the Italian companies of the 70s that would have helped but alas, I have not.
    2. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 7 years ago
      Oh blast! I have just been looking at the Leland Marple book on Phoenix glass and guess what I found? Yes, examples of what is refered to as Burmese glass. This adds further confusion since Phoenix produced one might say most of the lighting glass used here in the middle 1880s through and including the 1890s. The Burmese glass shown though is all in the usual matt finish. I can find nothing to either prove or disprove the existence of Burmese made by Phoenix in the glossy finish. So I believe that means that Phoenix must also be considered as a possible maker for these shades. The fitter shape and finish of Phoenix shades I do have in my collection do nothing to exclude Phoenix from being the in the race.
      Help please?
    3. IMASapp IMASapp, 7 years ago
      All Burmese begins as glossy until treated. There are several examples of Webb and Mount Washington Burmese in both glossy and matte finish in the same shape.

      While there are many examples of heat reactive glass in Lea's book, there are no examples of Burmese ware. The coloring of your shade suggests MW.
    4. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much Mount Washington they are then. ;o) They are lovely. Good of you to take the time to help Jim. I appreciate it.

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