No-one likes general adverts, and ours hadn't been updated for ages, so we're having a clear-out and a change round to make the new ones useful to you. These new adverts bring in a small amount to help pay for the board and keep it free for you to use, so please do use them whenever you can, Let our links help you find great books on glass or a new piece for your collection. Thank you for supporting the Board.

Author Topic: Uranium Duck is it old  (Read 475 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Trebor

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 262
  • Gender: Male
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.
IF IT AINT BROKEN, DONT FIX IT.

Support the Glass Message Board by finding a book via book-seek.com


Offline Lustrousstone

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 12190
  • Gender: Female
    • Warrington, UK
    • My Gallery
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

Support the Glass Message Board by finding glass through glass-seek.com


Offline Trebor

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 262
  • Gender: Male
Re: Uranium Duck is it old
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 07:43:45 PM »
Thank you Christine and yes they are similar .
IF IT AINT BROKEN, DONT FIX IT.

Support the Glass Message Board by finding a book via book-seek.com


Offline Max

  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 3467
  • Gender: Female
Re: Uranium Duck is it old
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 05:54:51 PM »
Very cool little duck!   :smg: :D

I am not a man

Support the Glass Message Board by finding glass through glass-seek.com


 

Look for glass on
 ebay.co.uk 
Look for glass on
 eBay.com (US)

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum


This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand