Posted 10 years ago
While decorated Burmese fairy lamps are the most sought after and highly prized, the undecorated Burmese fairy lamps are a little easier to find and a little more affordable for the advanced collector.
These four examples are all documented Samuel Clarke designs produced by Thomas Webb, c. 1887-90. There are several Clarke models produced in Burmese but these are some of the least common. The one of the left is known as a "pendant fairy lamp" and is designed to be hung by braided cords.
When many folks think of Burmese glass they immediately think of Mount Washington, the original patent holder. While Mount Washington produced large quantities of Burmese ware, there is no positive evidence that they produced any fairy lamps. (I would dearly love to find some evidence that they did.)