The beautiful shading of Burmese Glass is something glorious. Queen Victoria is credited with naming this as it reminded her of a sunset in Burma. Antique ware is rare but Fenton Glass is still manufacturing items. The surface was finished with acid giving it a satin look.
This lovely vase was manufactured by the Mt. Washington Glass Company of Massachusetts which introduced the line in 1885 and produced it for about 10 years.
The addition of calcium based minerals such as fluorospar and feldspar made the glass opaque then a small amount of gold was added for the top pink portion. A moderate amount of uranium oxide was used to produce the soft yellow tone. This is a Webb mother of pearl finish with a painted overlay
This vase is similar but is called Peachblow, the bottom is pink to red at the top and is not satin finished. It has a raised gold painted overlay.
This has to be my favourite. Burmese glass was used for fairy lights and they are still being produced. This is an example of late Victorian work and I really want this on my dressing table. The soft glow of a tealight candle would show up the hand painted butterfly to perfection. The delicate colour of the fluted edge is just me.