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Offline Anne E.B.

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Heavy green pressed glass bowl
« on: April 16, 2006, 08:50:48 PM »
Heavy/large uranium glass oval shaped bowl. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc236.jpg

I will take a top shot picture of the green uranium bowl tomorrow in daylight, and I'll do another one showing the pattern a little closer up. :P  It doesn't show up well on my original picture.

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 10:45:03 AM »
The plot thickens :lol:

I have to make an embarrassing confession to make :oops: .  My green bowl isn't uranium glass after all.  I checked it last night with a UV light and nothing exciting happened :?   I was convinced it was uranium glass because it shone so much in sunlight 8)  What do they say? "all that glitters, is not gold!" :lol: 

A view from the top.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc259.jpg
Side view.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc267.jpg
Front view.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc224.jpg

Hope these views are clearer.  For some reason, it is very difficult to photograph and the pattern does not show very well.

Anne E.B


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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 10:36:27 PM »
(I guess it's been mentioned before, but ) that there are likely to be factories currently producing 'annagroen' (uranium green coloured) bowls, jugs and dishes.

I've seen so many similar ones on the markets recently. The colour can be very deceptive in sunlight (less so under artificial light and not at all under UV), and just came back from Berlin where we saw several more very suspect items.
The first few times I thought they might be 1955 or so, when the factories were trying to replace the uranium green that had by then been prohibited. But I'm increasingly forced to the opinion now that they are just plain 'new'!
Apart from anything else, they were all too clean to be pre 1950 which would otherwise be the assumption for Dutch/German/Belgian factories. No erratic micro-scratches at all! (etc)

Generally they seem to be designs which are 'as generic as possible'.. a few geometric curves or a few optics on a basic shape. I have NOT seen one which I could give a particular factory or pattern to.

One day soon I expect to walk into the right store and find a whole collection of them sitting there. But Ivo might find the outlet first! :)

I won't be the only person who has 'lapsed' into the habit of 'trusting' the colour alone. It's probably wise to be doubly vigilant!

Ivo. please comment!
Dutch 20th Century Factory Glass


 

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