Webb Burmese Lamp, ca. 1890
Appraised Value: $4,000 - $5,000
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Appraisal Video: (2:09)
Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
Antique Dealer & Certified Appraiser
GUEST: This was from my parents' estate. After they passed away, my brothers and I kind of had a little Monopoly game, and I've always loved this piece, so I wanted to bring it down and find out a little bit more about it.
APPRAISER: This is a junior kerosene lamp. This is Burmese. We're fairly familiar with Mount Washington Burmese, which was made in New England. Frederick Shirley of Mount Washington Glass invented Burmese glass in the United States. However, he saw the ability to make money on this glass and he gave licensing rights to a place in England called Webb.
APPRAISER: So this is an English piece of Burmese. And it's the berry and leaf pattern. Frederick Shirley invented this in about 1886. It did go out of production circa 1900.
APPRAISER: We're very fortunate to have an umbrella-shaped shade in perfect condition, and I'm going to set this over here.
GUEST: All right.
APPRAISER: And this base on the bottom, it's a very, very tough mark to see. This is the Webb circular mark. Then on the fixtures, the riser says "Made in Germany" and then it has "London" on it also. So one would presume that this was manufactured for export to London to be used for these lamps. And if you note the color in the shade, it goes from a salmon pink to a lemon yellow. And this particular lamp in today's market, at auction, I would say $4,000 to $5,000 for this lamp.
GUEST: Oh, my gosh.
APPRAISER: It's a wonderful Webb Burmese lamp, and I...
GUEST: Well, thank you.
APPRAISER: Thank you for bringing it.
GUEST: Thank you, Kathy.
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