Posted 2 years ago
This Webb Burmese dish was probably made during the last 15 years of the 19th century. This has a glossy finish and being a food utensil, made it easier to clean rather than the usual matte finish - that's my theory anyway! These dishes were made in a standard size - 60 mm high and 125 mm wide. The minute amount of gold in the glass when the dish was reheated at the furnace glory hole, brought out the pink at the top. It also has fair amount of uranium as well. The pontil is smoothly polished and is quite large - typical of Webb normal practice at the time. An attractive piece of Victoriana. Cost a few pounds online from a house clearance site.