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Offline glassobsessed

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Uranium Sommerso ashtray surprise
« on: February 02, 2010, 06:06:05 PM »
After handling this ashtray today, it dawned on me it might include some uranium glass, so I checked it and it does. I have had it for a few years, never occurred to me before.....

I have always assumed it was made on Murano and that narrowing down a maker was unlikely.

Will borrow a UV lamp and get a photo later this evening.

John


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Re: Uranium Sommerso ashtray surprise
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 06:20:31 PM »
I don't need a UV photo. I can tell by the fuzziness of the green  :24:

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I have always assumed it was made on Murano and that narrowing down a maker was unlikely.
Although that is probably still true


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Re: Uranium Sommerso ashtray surprise
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 10:02:32 PM »
Nice bowl! It probably would of taken me ages to guess Uranium as well. The layers remind me of the Barbini bowl I posted a little while ago...

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,31185.0.html

Different Murano maker I think?


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Re: Uranium Sommerso ashtray surprise
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 10:58:00 PM »
Yes, saw your bowl, mine isn't as 'crisp', I don't think it's quite as upmarket as yours.

Christine I have noticed you have extra sensory powers when it comes to the ultra violet. 8)


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Re: Uranium Sommerso ashtray surprise
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 01:36:40 AM »
Very NICE!  :clap:

Upmarket LOL! I actually don't like that bowl of mine to be honest. Still deciding if it is a keeper or going the way of ebay!

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Re: Uranium Sommerso ashtray surprise
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 03:32:03 AM »
John you should see her at it for real - she can spot uranium glass halfway across an antiques centre!!! Talk about uranium radar... :24:

 

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