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Offline Gary

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New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« on: June 30, 2011, 09:09:21 PM »
A couple of recent purchases, it was not the common shape of ZA that attracted my interest, but the unusual colour schemes in each of the bowls.The colour code 238 bowl is more lime green than shown, the bubble inclusion covers the bowl completely with none of them burst. The colour code 239 bowl has a white top and the same lime green as 238, if you hold it up to light the bottom half appears to be clear glass with the lime green can only be seen around the top. When viewed from any other angle the lime green is seen throughout the bowl.
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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 10:10:04 PM »
Hi Gary,

I have a miniature bowl, shape MC, in this colour way, which doesn't look quite right for Monart, but you have just proved a long held belief. Thank you  8) 8)

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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 12:00:24 PM »
Hi Nigel I am glad this was some assistance to you, being able to positively identify your bowl as a Monart piece. This is one of the good things about the GMB, the sharing of information.
Gary


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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 11:33:31 PM »
One of these I will get going on listing the colours that have shown up since the last update a long time ago. One thing about Monart is that it never fails to deliver new surprises. I guess title could read "Unusual as usual"
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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 02:32:26 PM »
This is my latest Monart purchase, a dressing table tray (shape RI). What I would like to find out, is this type of glass named Uranium. I will try and discribe the look of the tray. When held up in the daylight the glass appears to be clear, when put against a dark background the glass is green. My knowledge of uranium glass is next to nothing.
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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 03:15:12 PM »
Wow!  :o It certainly looks like it, though named is probably the wrong word.  If it glows a really, really bright green under a UV light, then it is.
This site gives a good summary of uranium glass (aka vaseline glass) http://www.vaselineglass.org/


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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 03:44:50 PM »
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It does indeed look like it's uranium - and it's just glorious!
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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 08:23:00 PM »
that edge colour is a dead ringer for u.          Try it in the sunlight tomorrow morning (if we get any), although you'd probably get more sunshine in the other Perth. ;)


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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 12:48:29 PM »
The sun is shining brightly in the Fair City of Perth this afternoon and I took the tray outside to the back garden and the tray looks much greener in the sun light.
Thanks Christine for the link on uranium/vasiline glass, most informative, I agree Sue it is a glorious piece.
The link below is a previous thread, pre my new but limited knowledge on uranium/vasiline glass.
Gary
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,41564.msg230348.html#msg230348


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Re: Monart uranium glass ?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 12:53:14 PM »
Looks like that might be uranium too.  :o You need a little UV light to check and I need a piece of uranium Monart...

 

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