Rare Mount Washington Burmese condiment set. (All Burmese glass will fluouresce under black light). It is rare to find this set, especially in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. There are only some rubbing blemishes on the glass, and this is from being used, taking the pieces in and out of their respective holder. This set is Ca. 1885 (it is 125 years old.) The salt and pepper silver plating
are perfectly in tact, and the screw on tops work flawlessly and fit perfectly.
The Burmese patent was obtained in 1885. The reason for the beautiful color is because they added uranium oxide, gold, fledspar and fluorspar to the glass batch.
The entire set sits in a quadruple plate holder made by the Pairpoint Mfg. Company, and the underneath is indicated by the photograph. The Pairpoint Company was established in 1880 and it was adjacent to the Mt. Washington factory. The two firms finally merged in 1894.
This set is for the high-end collector of art glass, and even though I strive to take the best photographs, nothing compares when you see this set in person.
The cruets measure 7" to the top. The shakers measure to the top 4 1/4". The Pairpoint holder is 8 ½" across and to the top of the handle it is 9 3/4".