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Offline selina

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What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« on: July 27, 2007, 09:05:48 AM »
Hiya,

I got this canister / jar today. Put it under my little UV torch and it glows :)

It measures 11.5 inches high to the top of the lid and 6 inches across.

Now what is the glass called? Uranium? Vaseline? Its more pale yellow white..but glows green. And there seems to be the same description for all different types of glasses on eBay. Opalescent..you name it. Just looking for expert knowledge  :D
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8045  under light
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8044 normal

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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 10:06:45 AM »
No not an easy one!  ;D It's uranium glass definitely but it depends where you are as to what else it is called. I would go for the uranium custard glass. Here's an article by Mr Vaseline Glass www.go-star.com/antiquing/vaseline_glass.htm and here is his website www.vaselineglass.org/

If you are going to sell it, make sure you include uranium in your title and use both pictures. I cheat to save money by sticking two pics into one jpg in Photoshop. Collectors will almost certainly look under uranium amongst their keywords

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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 10:18:53 AM »
Thanks Christine..I'll go have a look :)

I think it may be an apothecary jar..its huge and similar style to some on ebay. It was sitting with some labelled old pharmacy jars.

Its a keeper..I have hardly anything in my 'glowy' collection. Thats if it will fit on the shelf!!

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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 10:22:55 AM »
Oh dear, don't start a glowy collection - I have hardly any room any more  :-[

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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 10:40:20 AM »
Oh dear, don't start a glowy collection - I have hardly any room any more  :-[


 :o Too late!!

And the dreaded "D" word is rearing its ugly head again...

Downsize.....

Im trying..I really am..but you know.. I really like that piece, and that piece was a gift, that was a family piece....etc etc

*sigh*


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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 10:53:03 AM »
 ;D Trudy, accept it, you're hooked - in another 6 months time your shelves will be groaning under the weight of stuff you simply had to have!

BTW, I'd call it simply a lidded jar - the apothecary jars that I used to see in the old-fashioned chemists were more curvy and waisted (please anyone correct me if I'm wrong).

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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 01:07:37 PM »
That was the top apothecary shelf Pip, the lower shelves contained increasingly practical shaped jars for frequent use.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 04:21:36 PM »
aha - I see - thank you Frank, that makes a lot of sense.

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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 02:37:58 AM »
That was the top apothecary shelf Pip, the lower shelves contained increasingly practical shaped jars for frequent use.

Glad you said that Frank..I was wondering what the heckle else you could use that size jar for in the home?
I took a pic with my daughter to show the size of it.....
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Re: What is the name for this glass please..easy one....?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 07:50:18 AM »
You'd get a lot of biscuits in it  ;D ;D

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