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Author Topic: Help identifying uranium geode? bowl  (Read 921 times)

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Offline selina

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Help identifying uranium geode? bowl
« on: September 07, 2006, 03:39:04 AM »
Hi,

Was told that this bowl may be Murano? Puchased from an antique store about 8 years ago. Weighs well over a kilo. Glows under black light. Inside the bowl is a very dark blue flower with gold, the gold used a lot more in the base. Measures 14 1/4cm across both sides, height 6cm. Width of edge 1cm. Every measurement matches perfectly, gives a look of being uneven but it isnt.
Is this a Murano geode bowl? Or something completely different? Any help appreciated. Its hard having a collection and not knowing where half of it is from :)

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3175
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Selina
Trudy

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Offline Laura Friedman

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Help identifying uranium geode? bowl
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006, 05:56:47 PM »
Circa 1960s or 1970s Murano glass. I've had a few of these cool things, but never seen one with a factory label. I have a friend whose an expert in vaseline glass. She swears that they stopped using vaseline in the 1960s. If you believe her, that should help date it.

Laura

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 11:17:46 PM »
Thanks Laura, so I can put a little note on it that its Murano. I had dated it to about 1950's, which seems to be when art glass was most popular over here in Australia, but that was a big guess.
So if I believe your expert friend...I can say it was made before 1960  :D
It is rather cool I think. Even friends that arent interested in my glass ooh and aah when they see it.

Selina
Trudy

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