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Offline Gibsonsy21

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Is This Vaseline Glass?
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:22:08 AM »
Good morning,, this is my first post and I am asking for help in identifying the type and age of a vase recently acquired in a local auction.
I believe it to be Victorian Vaseline glass. It has flowers applied to the main body of the vase. Although it has the typical Vaseline glass colour I have not seen anything with the "stripe" effect. Your comments would be appreciated, thank you.

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Re: Is This Vaseline Glass?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 09:34:16 AM »
Welcome to the board. Your picture is very tiny (you have up to 125 kb per picture and the board creates the thumbnail), so it doesn't blow up. This is a piece of Bohemian glass, probably Harrach. A better term is uranium glass but it is only uranium glass if it glows a very bright green under a UV light. Otherwise it is just opalescent.

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Re: Is This Vaseline Glass?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 09:48:10 AM »
Thanks for the information I have (hopefully) attached a better picture

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Re: Is This Vaseline Glass?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 02:08:26 PM »
Much better :-) Looks like uranium glass to me but it needs checking with a UV light

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Re: Is This Vaseline Glass?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 04:00:55 PM »
Thank you I am getting a UV light to check it out

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