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Offline nicky00

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Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:02:39 PM »
Top diameter between 25 and 29 cms
Stands 7cms high.

This bowl is heavy and sits on an elephant foot type base.
The colour is tinged yellow/green

When the dish is turned over to expose the foot atop...you can feel the pattern raised outwards - which I thought was the outside of the bowl.

Im now thinking is is meant to sit as some centre piece with the flower /elephant type base on top with the central hole used for placing anothe piece of glass on.

Its very heavy.

Any ideas?

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Nicky


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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 07:39:39 PM »
I don't know who made it but it looks clear glass to me. Its certainly not u
ranium glass.


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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 08:01:17 PM »
thanks for looking lusstrousstone..

I thought because it was yellow tinged green which you can see without any light that meant it had uranium in it and thus was defined as such?

If I get hold of a black light flourecent then would that define it exactly if it shines green?

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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 10:23:18 AM »
the slightly yellow/green tint - which I think can be seen (just) in the second pic - might possibly be the result of manganese being used as a decolouriser.            Sometimes a lack of lead oxide can also give a yellowish look  -  glass with a high lead content tends to appear blueish.
Using a uv torch on clear glass containing manganese will accentuate the colour of the manganese and give a dull greyish green colour, more noticable in the thicker parts of the the glass  -  but won't produce the bright fluorecent green of uranium.              UV torches are quite cheap Nicky (on line) and are a very good investment and help if you do occasionally collect uranium glass. :)               


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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 10:30:52 AM »
Here is one source for suitable torches ......................     http://www.netpcdirect.co.uk/uv-torches-lighting.html  -  for use on uranium glass it's better to go for the higher wavelength figure of 395nm.

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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 12:29:58 PM »
Thats brilliant info Paul.
Thank you.

Im going to purchase a light today.

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Nicky

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UPDATE: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 07:50:26 AM »
I have found a celery vase on Ruby lane that is very close to this dish.

http://www.rubylane.com/item/359746-gz00012/Stunning-British-19th-Century-Celery

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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 10:13:42 PM »
I wonder what makes them think it's British given they don't offer any evidence for that opinion? 

I'd suggest it's pressed glass and I can't imagine why a master craftsman might be needed to facet it - that's the job of the mould it was pressed in...  and what on earth are "blushes" on the edge? I'm looking for pink bits.... :)

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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 11:30:49 PM »
Glad you said that Anne as Ive seen a few descriptions that seem a bit flowery and ambiguous.

I have my better camera back in operation and will try to get some more pics that are far better than the last ones  - if thats allowed?

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Re: Clear and also uranium tinged butterfly pattern bowl
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 02:32:26 AM »
Yes of course it is Nicky, please do add as many as you like. We love seeing pics of glass. :)

 

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