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

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    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.

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    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.

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