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Author Topic: Green Uranium flask?  (Read 85 times)

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Offline Mick the fish

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Green Uranium flask?
« on: July 26, 2021, 09:34:10 AM »
Can anyone know what this flask is? should it have a stopper? Is it a flask? It is 5.5 inches tall 4 inches diameter across the base and 2 inches across the top it weighs 422grms.

Any info would be really appreciated, so thanks in advance.


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Re: Green Uranium flask?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2021, 11:38:20 AM »
I think it's a perfume bottle so would have had a stopper, certainly Bohemian. It's in the Biedermeier style so it dates from around 1830-60 . The UV glow appears to be coming from the clear green glass not the cased opaline, it's hard to tell. A nice rare piece, I think flying free will love this. There are a few similar online.

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Re: Green Uranium flask?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 03:27:56 PM »
I do love it :)

It's a flakon - a perfume bottle, should have a matching stopper but regardless these things are lovely to have as examples of the colours they were developing at the time along with the style and type of enamel decoration. Lovely.
I'd say it might be 1840s or 50s on the  design of the base and the enamel decoration.

It's a great colour.  Really like it.

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