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Offline Trebor

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Uranium Duck is it old
« on: September 05, 2011, 07:38:10 PM »
Hi
I recently bought some small glass animals. One of them glows when put under black light does this mean it is old ? Height 7mm.
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Re: Uranium Duck is it old
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 09:30:36 AM »
Depends what you mean by old.

Uranium glass is still being used in the UK today but its use is strictly controlled. I don't know when the relevant health and safety legislation came into force though and I don't know what controls are like in other countries where it is still used.

As this is lampwork, which tends to be small-scale and run on more of a shoestring, and given the current cost of such colorants and the duck's style, I would speculate 1950s to late 1970s, as this is also when such things were most fashionable, and perhaps from Murano.

He reminds me of these http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=737

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Re: Uranium Duck is it old
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 07:43:45 PM »
Thank you Christine and yes they are similar .
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Re: Uranium Duck is it old
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 05:54:51 PM »
Very cool little duck!   :smg: :D

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