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Offline Sendhandfran

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Hi,
I say powder jar but don't know if it is, though is the right size for one.
It has a smooth silky feel on the outside & a flat smooth base.
The inside is shiny.
It glows slightly with a UV torch, so i wondered if it could contain a bit of uranium or some other substance.
It looks greener than its come out in the photos.

Thank you


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Re: Does anyone recognise this marble effect lidded powder jar?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 07:05:23 PM »
If it glows "slightly" it's not uranium. A uranium glow is the same bright green no matter how much uranium. It's just not such a concentrated glow if there is less uranium. It's difficult to explain and much easier to demonstrate in person.


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Re: Does anyone recognise this marble effect lidded powder jar?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:06:44 PM »
Correct that is a powder jar, I have several. They used to be popular in the 1920s and 30s and often satinated on the outside. These were made in Bohemia and in Germany a lot, but I have not yet managed to identify a single maker.  Quite possibly they were made in England, Italy and Belgium as well, and France of course.


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Re: Does anyone recognise this marble effect lidded powder jar?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 06:45:24 AM »
Thanks Lustrestone, i did wonder if this and the last post are uranium or not, they're don't glow very brightly. Its a shame i can't pop around for a demo, I'd love to :) i have a fair amount of uranium depression glass, some glows brighter than others, so I'm struggling to understand what you mean exactly. I do have a couple of bits whos glow is considerably fainter, which i suspected was something other than uranium. But then i have definite uranium pieces which have varying brightnesses...:-S


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Re: Does anyone recognise this marble effect lidded powder jar?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 06:50:01 AM »
Hi Ivo, thank you. I thought it must be :) I'm surprised its not recognised, its so distinctive. I wasn't able to find any alike! Love to see yours if you have a photo :)


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Re: Does anyone recognise this marble effect lidded powder jar?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 08:32:46 AM »
sure. I have an identical one to yours somewhere too, just don't ask me where. And i used to have one which was made by Walther - but that has been sold.


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Re: Does anyone recognise this marble effect lidded powder jar?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 02:44:16 PM »
Thanks Ivo, they are the same  ;D i wonder who made them.


 

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