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Author Topic: Green bowl ID please - is it sklo union?  (Read 2195 times)

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Offline Madbrit

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Re: Green bowl ID please
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2007, 02:12:06 PM »
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Re: Green bowl ID please
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2007, 08:56:06 AM »
I'm pretty sure it's a sklo design.It is very common in the Netherlands. (I guess it  comes from the same post war period as 'baroque' and 'boule', which are also "litter" in the dutch trade).

We see large fruitbowls with an inflared rim. gateau plates, side plates and small bowls.
The pattern is available in green, amber, clear and fume (at least)

This shade of green is almost certainly NOT uranium (in my experience!)
After WW2 there was a scare about 'radiation' and(for example) in Holland people were told to throw their uranium green away!
Factories looked for alternatives and experimented with many shades  in the 1940's-50s.
In fact, this exact bowl forms part of our 'museum exhibition' showing exactly this point!

If it DOES glow then it must be very early production. (and now we wait for  Marcus?!)

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