Antique Vintage Green Uranium Glass (Vaseline) Inkwell. Vaseline and Green Uranium Glass! This is a double inkwell with a place in the front to hold/lay a pen. This is not a soft pale green.This green looks neon even in regular light- it is a vibrant, stunning color! The lids are silver in color but are not sterling. They may be silver plated, as there is some polishing residue on the inner lids.
Please note the photos capture every little speckle in the "silver"- it is not as "beat up" as it appears. Please note photos taken in sunlight- the green is a little lighter from the strong lighting. Interior shots are more accurate for color. In the last photo I've set it next to a bright yellow sulphur rock so you can see the color comparison. Weighs just under one pound at 14.3 ounces.I have learned that "vaseline" glass is very obviously yellow in color and that this (more clearly "green") was likely made after WWII (see below). 4 5/8" wide, 2 1/4" deep, 2 tall. There are no chips, cracks or flea bites. There are some minor scratches to the glass bottom upon careful inspection, as would be expected of this vintage piece. But again- no chips or cracks. My items are always packed with extreme care check my feedback!
Please let me know if any questions! Here is a little information I found on this topic regarding green glass that glows due to uranium. What we identify as vaseline glass (yellow) was produced from the mid-1800s through the beginning of World War II, but its peak of popularity was from the 1880s through the 1920s. According to Vaseline Glass, Inc.The government confiscated all supplies of uranium during WWII and halted all production of Vaseline Glass from approximately 1943 until the ban was lifted in Nov. From 1959 onward, glass companies began making vaseline glass again. However, because of the expense to obtain uranium dioxide, production was and is very limited. Authentic green Depression glass was also made with uranium dioxide, but iron oxide (what we usually call rust) was also added to the glass manufacturing process to make the glass greener in color.
So, green Depression glass will also glow under a blacklight due to its uranium content, but that doesn't make it vaseline glass. Serious collectors will tell you that to be vaseline, the glass has to clearly be yellow or yellow-green first, and only look vivid green under a blacklight.That doesn't mean that some pieces of green Depression glass haven't shown up in books about vaseline glass, or that dealers won't label them for sale that way on occasion. However, those serious about this type of glass don't believe green Depression glass falls into this category. The item "RARE Vintage Double Inkwell Pen Holder Green Uranium Glass Vaseline Beautiful" is in sale since Sunday, July 12, 2020.
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