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Author Topic: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...  (Read 2147 times)

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Offline charliepedro

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Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« on: September 30, 2011, 08:37:47 PM »
Hi Guys,

Recently acquired this wonderful piece and based on a previous ID, I am inclined to think it may be a Sea Glasbruk design. It weighs 2.5kg and measures approx. 18 x 8''. It glows very brightly under UV light and is smoky grey in colour. Base is flat polished. Is anyone able to confirm or dismiss my suspicion please?...

Cheers, Charlene

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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 12:13:28 PM »
What colour does it glow?

John

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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 12:30:41 PM »
Hi John,

Sorry, forgot that important detail - it glows bright green. Hope you can help based on this.

Cheers

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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 03:01:33 PM »
No sorry, just curious and surprised (not the most obvious bit of uranium glass).

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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 04:35:53 PM »
Which bit glows? And can you see the glow brightly in daylight?  Your photo looks to be in sunlight and I can't see a hint of a glow. I seriously doubt that it glows uranium green. It may just contain a high concentration of manganese.

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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 05:00:32 PM »
Hi Christine,

Indeed, you're most certainly right regarding high manganese content, I was somewhat astonished (and thrilled) when I pointed my UV pen at it, to see it glowing bright green when it gives off not even the faintest green glow in sunlight. It glows markedly brighter around the thicker areas, i.e. the rim and base however it does glow in its entirety in an unlit room at night.

Any suggestions regarding a designer/factory?

Cheers


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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 09:02:36 AM »
Holmegaard could be a candidate.

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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 09:17:57 AM »
Charlie...are you saying that your dish glows in the dark without UV?   :huh2:

Any chance you can let us see a photo of it under a UV light too?  Thanks! x

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 07:24:38 AM »
It's not Holmegaard. Looks more continental to my eyes.

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Re: Huge Smoky Uranium Art Glass Sculpture Bowl ID Please...
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 11:01:04 PM »
Hi guys,

Thanks for your replies and sorry for taking so long to upload a pic of it glowing.

Still hoping for an ID :)

Cheers, Charlene

 

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