Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a STUNNING example of Thomas Webb's decorated Queens Burmese Art Glass. Footed pieces with the berry pontil are rare and this is an unusually large size bowl, c. This lovely bowl has a satin finish with beautiful coloration in the glass and wonderful details in the enameling featuring a design with roses.The hand painted decoration with roses is more unusual than the normal decoration found on Webb Burmese pieces. Top of bowl has a squared shape with rounded corners and sits on four feet and has a textured berry applied over the pontil. Beginning in the area where the pink shades to yellow, there are rays of pink extending down the body of the bowl, narrowing as they reach the berry pontil. This feature is also very unusual on this type glass. Measures 5" high with an overall width of 6 1/2". This beautiful centerpiece bowl is in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws. Two of the feet have felt pads on them which we have left on but could easily be removed. I assume they were put on to help the piece sit level while displayed. Often hand blown glass has slight irregularities from production. Washington Glass Company originally produced Burmese glass in 1885 as the creation of Frederick Shirley. The color was achieved by adding uranium oxide and gold to a batch of opal glass which created a yellow opaque glass that became salmon colored when reheated. This glass has a brilliant glow (fluorescence) similar to Vaseline glass when exposed to a black light. Washington gave permission to Thomas Webb to produce Burmese glass in England and slightly later other major glass companies created their version of this popular and costly art glass. As this glass was expensive to produce, none of the companies produced Burmese glass in large quantities. The story goes that when Queen Victoria was presented with a Burmese tea set from the Mt. Washington Company, not only did she love the glass, she stated that the glass reminded her of a Burmese sunset. She was so thrilled with the glass that when the Webb Company in England obtained from Mt. Washington the license to produce Burmese glass, they named the glass "Queens Burmese Ware" with her Majesty's permission. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "RARE WEBB BURMESE ENAMELED FOOTED BOWL, UNUSUAL SIZE & DECORATION, c.
1880's" is in sale since Monday, July 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\British\Other British Art Glass". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.