Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a lovely antique Burmese Art Glass lemonade tumbler made by the Mt. Washington Glass Company in the 1880's. The tumbler is decorated with an internal diamond-quilted pattern and has a glossy finish.Designed by Frederick Shirley in 1885, this single layer glass achieved a delicate coloration of pink or salmon shading to yellow by the addition of uranium oxide and gold to the original glass batch. This created a yellow opaque glass which upon reheating caused the color to change into a soft pink. The uranium in the glass also causes the vase to fluoresce brightly when exposed to black light. This type internal design is pictured on page 35 of the book Mt. Washington Art Glass by Betty B. Measures 2 3/4" high with a 2 1/4" diameter top. This nice tumbler is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Burmese glass is highly collected and is also included in all major American Art Glass collections.
This glass is rare today as it was very expensive to manufacture and was only made for a short period of time. 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! Washington BURMESE Art Glass Tumbler, Glossy Diamond-Quilted, c. 1880's" is in sale since Thursday, January 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Pairpoint/Mt. The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.