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The Magic of Uranium Glass



This is the magic of Uranium Glass! Under UV light it glows!  Back in the simpler days when people didn't know the full properties if Uranium, it was used to colour glass. This is a wonderfully dinky Bagley Art Deco vase, perhaps used for posies on a dressing table.  In normal light it is a subtle spring green, and under UV light it fluoresces!

Sometimes this glass is called Depression glass, and at other times Vaseline glass. You can spot a piece either by using a UV torch or by noticing the quality of the greenness in the glass which I think is richer than normal green glass. Have a look at yay retro!'s current stock of Uranium glassware here.
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