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    Posted 2 years ago

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    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.

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    1. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Very nice to see the glossy Burmese, it does not turn up all that often...
    2. Russell117, 2 years ago
      Thanks, IronLace for your comment and love. The Burmese colour is quite strong and very appealing to the eye. A familiar story, the seller didn't know what he had and it was just my luck to know something about its age and quality. I love the Burmese Clarke fairy lights - many are just spectacular and particularly so when they have the additional posy holders. They are wonderful examples of Thomas Webb's innovation in glass design.
    3. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Yes, fairy lights are wonderful, I'm lucky to have two of them in Burmese, one of which is a three piece lamp that I was able to put together over several years from spare parts - found the under - bowl first, cheaply at a flea market, then the dome some years later, & finally a lamp cup of the correct size. Immensely satisfying!
      I also have one piece of glossy Webb Burmese, a single trumpet from one of those aforementioned fairy lamp epergnes. It was "orphaned" & set in a silver plate stand - I bought it in Portobello Road in 2003.

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