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Author Topic: Peachblow or Burmese?  (Read 2504 times)

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Offline Stargeek

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Peachblow or Burmese?
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:12:12 PM »
I inherited items from my Great Aunt's estate.  I had an appraiser out to look and he indicated this is a Peach blow glass bowl.  Now I have it listed no ebay and a gentleman is telling me it is burmese.  I certainly don't want to deceive anyone.  I'm not an expert glass collector.  Can you help?

My ebay listing: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170977321399?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Ebay listing of what appears to be a similar item:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251208349465?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I have also attached photos.

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 09:13:43 PM »
sorry photos were too big

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 09:39:12 PM »
It looks to be Burmese. You need to test it with a blacklight to make certain it glows & is not a Murano copy. 

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 09:51:10 PM »
Both those listing kind of blur the line by using the wording 'Peach Blow Glass Burmese' as peach blow and burmese be two distinct styles.   When ebay prices get into triple digits the buyer needs to know the difference themselves because ebay is way to full of erroneous attributions.    A few minutes ago I would have said your gentleman was correct in his statement but as I read a bit online about what defines peachblow I'm less clear.

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 10:05:31 PM »
Yours is almost certainly Burmese, though I wouldn't like to say who made it.

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 10:10:47 PM »
Looks like I'll have to time travel back to the seventies to get my old black light.

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 10:39:40 PM »
I changed the listing to read burmese and removed the link reference to the other sale.

This site:

http://www.theglassmuseum.com/peachblow.htm

indicates that even experts have difficulty telling the difference between the two types.  I just hope someone gets it that will appreciate and enjoy it.

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 10:55:08 PM »
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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 10:59:58 PM »
Thank you so much!  We'll see how the auction goes.

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Re: Peachblow or Burmese?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 01:52:31 AM »
I agree that this is Burmese by Mt. Washington, but I can't help but suggest that research be done BEFORE the piece goes on eBay.
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