Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Iridescent Burmese glass jack - in - pulpit vase by Gibson Glass

In Art Glass > Show & Tell.
swfinluv1's loves387 of 3209FurtherLoetz Crete Rusticana Vase with Silver Snake and Rim.
11
Love it
0
Like it

kyratangokyratango loves this.
LovelyPatLovelyPat loves this.
auraaura loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
swfinluv1swfinluv1 loves this.
VintagefranVintagefran loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
welzebubwelzebub loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 4 years ago

    IronLace
    (694 items)

    This vase is something of a mystery. It is made from Burmese glass, & has a very intense iridescent finish. I think it is American, but not by Fenton. I have a book on Fenton Burmese glass, & nothing like this is illustrated. I have heard of small manufacturers in the USA buying cullet from Fenton, & making Burmese items - I don't know if this is true. I am pretty sure it was made in the late 20th century, but as it fits in well with my Victorian glass, I don't mind the age difference.
    It measures 16 cm tall, 12 cm across the top rim, & 7 cm across the base. It is quite squat & thick, & the opening of the vase is so shallow that one couldn't actually use it for flowers (as if you would - it is fancy enough without adding flowers!). There is a spiral trail wrapped around the stem, & it glows very brightly under UV light. The iridescence is very glossy, with an almost mirror - like effect.
    I have recently established that this was made by Gibson Glass.

    Mystery Solved
    logo
    Art Glass
    See all
    Contemporary Art Glass Vase Iridescent Spotted Artist Signed 2001
    Contemporary Art Glass Vase Iridesc...
    $57
    FENTON 13"  PLUM OPALESCENT HOBNAIL ART GLASS SWUNG VASE W/ STICKER
    FENTON 13" PLUM OPALESCENT HOB...
    $67
    Vtg Murano Art Glass Bullicante Amethyst Gold Leaf Bowl Dish Ashtray
    Vtg Murano Art Glass Bullicante Ame...
    $42
    Pr Antique Venetian Murano Barbini Bullicante Modernist 50s Art Glass Lamps
    Pr Antique Venetian Murano Barbini ...
    $315
    logo
    Contemporary Art Glass Vase Iridescent Spotted Artist Signed 2001
    Contemporary Art Glass Vase Iridesc...
    $57
    See all

    Comments

    1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Hi IronLace, Oh wow, isn't this wonderful! To find glossy Burmese is rare enough but with such iridescence and that fantastic shape, what a shape, it must be a rarity indeed!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, Vintagefran - yes, it is certainly something different. I purchased it within Australia, from an antiques fair, probably around 12 years ago. The seller mostly had carnival glass for sale.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.