Still going through the collection, unpacking, inspecting and repacking before the move (I'm up to 6 teachests so far, and still haven't started on the 'personal' collection!)
Anyway, I came across these candlesticks that have always intrigued me. I've never really handled much glass in this style before so I don't know what it is. The colour however is definitely an emerald green, identical to items I have seen described as Annagrun. The enamelling looks a little haphazard but reminds me of what I have seen dating to C19th, again, I haven't handled enough to know.
The style of the candlesticks themselves is Georgian/Regency but I know that uranium wasn't used until the 1830's, almost simultaneously by Whitefriars and Riedel.
The colour is the same colour as the mineral called Torbenite, a secondary uranium oxide (Copper Uranyl Phosphate) which was one of the first uranium bearing minerals extracted from what was then the Bohemian uranium deposits. I have a feeling that it's 'cousin' Autunite, was used to colour Annagelb. But that's enough geo talk.
Anyway, any help identifying maker or age would be greatly appreciated. I have an undeucated option, but I'll keep them to myself for now http://usera.ImageCave.com/UCG/P1030293.JPGhttp://usera.ImageCave.com/UCG/P1030294.JPGhttp://usera.ImageCave.com/UCG/P1030295.JPGhttp://usera.ImageCave.com/UCG/P1030296.JPGhttp://usera.ImageCave.com/UCG/P1030297.JPGhttp://usera.ImageCave.com/UCG/P1030298.JPGhttp://usera.ImageCave.com/UCG/P1030299.JPG