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« on: July 09, 2005, 04:09:20 PM »
Can anyone tell me how "easy to find" is the Davidson column vase (number 279 I believe) in vaseline?

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2005, 04:13:27 PM »
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Can you share a picture?
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2005, 04:53:06 PM »
Glen — It depends on what you mean by vaseline and by 279!

Vaseline could mean uranium green, uranium yellow or both.   279 could mean 279 or what was made from the three 279 moulds – 279 and 279D – 279 with the slightly flared rim, 279D with the turned-over rim.

The only combination that I know was made was the uranium yellow 279D, which I have had through my hands in all three sizes, 6", 8", and 10".    These are not what I would call rare, but are unusual, so scarce would probably be a realistic description.

They are, in my not so humble opinion, quite beautiful.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2005, 05:01:41 PM »
That'll be it Bernard! And yes, very beautiful.

I'll try and get a photo tomorrow, Dave. (I also need to get a pic done of our Barolac vase which I promised a while ago).

My thanks to you both for your interest and information.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2005, 05:16:20 PM »
Good evening Glen

In the 20 years that I have been dealing/collecting Davidsons I have not seen a vaseline ( of either of Bernards description ) 279 at all. There might be some reference to the colour on the cloud glass site but not something that I have checked. I am assumimg that we are definately not talking about Davidsons jade... which is a different matter altogether.


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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2005, 05:41:01 PM »
Gareth — yes, we are not talking about Davidson's jade.   Davidson's uranium yellow is what was known on both sides of the Atlantic as Canary.   It is similar to the clear yellow of Primrose Pearline, although not usually such a strong yellow.

I suspect more uranium yellow 279Ds were made than is apparent from those turning up today.   It is such a vulnerable shape and many must have suffered terminal rim damage.

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2005, 06:41:37 PM »
Yes Gareth, it is a true yellow, and as Bernard has already said, not the jade at all. It's quite an acidic kind of yellow, similar to yellow pearline, as Bernard noted, though to me it is not as warm a shade. Just a hint more tangy.

It's the only example I have ever seen, and I can't actually recall when we bought it now (maybe 10 or 15 years back). My parents have a small collection of vaseline and pearline and we gave it to them to include in the display. I just happened to notice it today...silly of me really to have "forgotten" about something so lovely. We'll try and get a pic of it tomorrow.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2005, 10:36:02 AM »
Glen/Bernard

Yes that is exactly what I expected you meant but as has been observed on other postings it is surprising how many different terms and references are sometimes used for the same piece. To that I would confirm as I said before that certainly in my experience Davidsons uranium glass is relatively rare.... and quite a nice looking piece I should imagine.


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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2005, 11:08:19 AM »
Gareth, you're absolutely right to have asked the question - and I'm grateful to you for your interest in the topic. And of course, if I had had a photo then you would have know right away what I meant  :shock:

Hoping to get a pic for you today.

Thanks again.

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2005, 02:24:08 PM »
And here's the photo.........

http://www.geocities.com/wwwcga/DavidsonVaseline.html

Please note that I have loaded it on a free website, so to get rid of the Yahoo menu on the right, simply click the >> which is to the left of the red Yahoo logo top right of the window.

I believe this vase is the 279 (not D, as it is not curved down at the rim, but is flared upward).

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