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Offline Carolyn Preston

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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2006, 11:18:41 PM »
Okay, point number 1 -- yes the pictures had been posted on previous topics, but here are the URL's again:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-10017

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-10016

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-10015

Point number 2; Oh yes, I know the Rubiayat on 17th avenue (one of our funkier shopping areas). Love the place, especially around christmas. Have drooled over the glass before, but have never purchased before. This bowl is my first glass purchase, originally made because I thought it was Scottish (based on store owner and mother-in-law's impressions), but I still love it.

If you are ever in town, let me know and I will take you there in person  :D

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2006, 04:59:21 PM »
Uranium is/was used in glass as a colorant. On it's own it produces a bright lemony/lime green colour, which is greatly enhanced in daylight (i.e., by the UV in sunlight). With other colorants it gives a richness to many variations of green glass,  but quite why it was used in some blue and amber glass I have no idea. In Murano glass, it seems to have been used mainly as a colorant for clear glass either as an outer layer or below a clear upper layer, as far my observations go


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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2006, 02:55:28 AM »
AA

I dropped into Rubiyat today as I was at a stationary store just down the way. I really noticed the glass this time (far more than normal). There were, indeed some, wonderful pieces.  

I asked if there way anythere that knew about retro glass, but unfortunately, the answer was no.

Carolyn


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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 08:44:24 AM »
I've just posted a Uranium Sommerso bowl here http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,21262.msg119788.html#msg119788  and I'm really interested to learn something about it.  I know the Scandinavians went on using uranium as a colourant much later than the UK, because they added the uranium salts in a sealed environment, but how long did Murano go on using uranium salts?  Did / do they use the sealed environment method, too? 

Incidentally, nether the UK or US uranium glass collectors seem interested in Scandi or Murano uranium glass!  :huh:
Leni


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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008, 11:50:30 AM »
I don't know how long they carried on using uranium in Murano, or even if they still do, but it was certainly into the later half of the 20th century, 50s/60s/70s style pieces are quite common, even little hot-worked 5-min touristy pieces.

I also think it's still being used in the Russian "Murano" animals (horses spring to mind)

Any spare Scandi or Murano uranium is welcome to come and join its relatives at my house, we aren't ageist or locationist here


Offline Laura Friedman

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Re: URANIUM IN GLASS
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2008, 07:58:01 PM »
I've had many pieces of Murano glass that were completely lime green vaseline glass with no other color casing.


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Re: URANIUM IN GLASS
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2008, 07:33:22 PM »
for those interested...
an all uranium from (i suppose) murano

new on board:
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2008, 07:56:46 PM »
Herzlich Wilkommen - we are very happy to see you here. 
I am not sure your vase is Murano - keep an open mind, these forms have been made in various places and we've all been surprised before.

I can show you two certain Uranium glass items from Murano. The first one is a dish with aventurine flecks rolled in. It is an unlikely combination, and not to everybody's liking.

The second one is a somerso vase with Uranium glass in the casing. It has a Balboa sticker - which was a New York importer of quality Murano glass.
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Re: URANIUM IN GLASS
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2008, 08:36:41 PM »
Dank ü vell, Ivo!

I´ve had my doubts though. Perhaps a request might lead to results?
Nice items of yours! I´m in fact rather in to the dish...
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