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Author Topic: Pink (Uranium) glass facet cut box  (Read 321 times)

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Offline rocco

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Pink (Uranium) glass facet cut box
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:47:01 AM »
This pink/rose coloured glass box showed some nice green reflexions in daylight when I spotted it at the fleamarket 8)

The UV light confirmed that it definitely contains Uranium, though I am not sure if the whole glass is Uranium glass. It looks as though the UV light produces green reflections at the inside, but I cannot discern two differently coloured layers.

Diameter is appr. 11 cm.
I would think Bohemian, early 20th century...?

Any help with maker / origin / age very much appreciated!
Thanks,
Michael

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Pink (Uranium) glass facet cut box
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 12:58:58 PM »
A very unusual colour for uranium!
Is it really pink, or more amethyst, as it seems to be in the picture?
I've only seen one bit of browny-amethyst uranium glass, a Richardson pressed glass tumbler Lustrousstone has.
http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=2799
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Re: Pink (Uranium) glass facet cut box
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 09:02:26 AM »
Thank you very much Sue, and sorry for the delayed reply, I was away for holiday ;)
The colour is definitely a (slightly peachy) pink, although it does show some amethyst reflections depending on the light. (In addition to the faint green glow in sunlight).

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Re: Pink (Uranium) glass facet cut box
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 12:40:31 PM »
It's never a good idea to announce that you're not going to be at home on the web.  ;)
Hope you had a lovely time. Sorry I couldn't be of any more help.
The colour really is unusual, I would have hoped it might help to narrow a potential source down.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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