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Uranium glass is made by adding small amounts of uranium oxide added to the glass mixture, usually the purpose is to give a strong green or yellow colour. Vaseline glass is glassware that is made with uranium content to give a pale yellow green colour similar to that of petroleum jelly. Uranium glass can be detected with a geiger counter, or an ultraviolet (UV) light. Uranium glass glows bright green under UV light, and this fact has led to uranium glass becoming popular with collectors.

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Bagley #334 Art Deco Uranium Green Glass 'Grantham' Vase

A British Art Deco uranium green pressed glass vase. Made by Bagley, pattern name "Grantham".

Bagley #334 Art Deco Uranium Green Glass 'Grantham' Side Vase

A British Art Deco uranium green pressed glass vase. Made by Bagley, pattern name "Grantham".

Bagley #3153 Art Deco Uranium Green Glass 'Osprey' Vase

A British Art Deco uranium green pressed glass tumbler vase. Made by Bagley, pattern name "Osprey".

Bagley #3057 Art Deco Uranium Green Glass 'Bedford' Vase

A British Art Deco uranium green pressed glass vase. Made by Bagley, pattern name "Bedford".

Jobling #2077 Art Deco Uranium Jade Green Glass Bowl

A British Art Deco uranium jade green pressed glass bowl. Made by Jobling.

Jobling #5000 Art Deco Uranium Green Glass Fircone Bowl/Dish

A British Art Deco uranium green pressed glass bowl. Made by Jobling, pattern name "Fircone".

Sowerby Art Deco 1930's Uranium Green Glass Ladye Bowl

A British Art Deco uranium green pressed glass powder bowl. Made by Sowerby, pattern name "Ladye".

Sowerby Art Deco Uranium Glass 'Frog + Bullrush' Vase

A British Art Deco uranium green pressed glass vase. Made by Sowerby, pattern name "Frog + Bullrush".

Stölzle #19249 Art Deco 1930's Uranium Green Glass Vase

A Czech Art Deco uranium green pressed glass vase. Made by Stölzle.

Czech Art Deco 1930s Vaseline/Uranium Glass Rocket Vase

A Czech Art Deco uranium green pressed glass "Rocket" vase. Manufacturer unknown.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Glass 'Waltraut' Trinket Bowl

A German Art Deco uranium green pressed glass trinket bowl. Made by Walther & Sohne, pattern name "Waltraut".

Jeannette Poinsettia Floral Green Depression Glass Vase

An American Art Deco uranium green pressed depression glass vase. Made by Jeannette Glass Co, pattern name "Poinsettia".

Murano/Sommerso Uranium Red Glass Bull Sculpture

An Italian Murano uranium green and red glass bull sculpture. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano/Sommerso Faceted Uranium Glass Block Vase

An Italian Murano uranium green and clear sommerso glass block vase. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Pink & Uranium Yellow Sommerso Glass Sculpture Vase

An Italian Murano pink, uranium yellow and clear sommerso glass sculpture vase. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano/Sommerso Biomorphic Uranium Red Glass Bowl

An Italian Murano uranium green and red glass bowl / ashtray. Manufacturer unknown.

Riihimaki 'Pala' Riihimaen Helena Tynell Uranium Glass Vase

A Scandinavian uranium green glass vase. Made by Riihimaki of Finland, pattern name "Pala".

Mary Gregory Bohemian Uranium Glass Hand Enamelled Vase

A Czech uranium green glass vase with "Mary Gregory" style hand painted / enamelled decoration. Manufacturer unknown.

Lillicraps Uranium Green Glass Patented Razor Hone/Sharpener

A uranium green glass razor hone. Made by Lillicraps.

John Walsh Victorian Vaseline/Uranium Glass Thorn Vase

A Victorian uranium yellow "Thorn" vase. Probably by John Walsh Walsh of England.


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References

For more information on Uranium glass, check out the following resources:

Books


The Big Book of Vaseline Glass (Schiffer Book for Collectors) | ISBN 978-0764314742


The Picture Book of Vaseline Glass | ISBN 978-0764312571

Websites

www.vaselineglass.org - The Vaseline Glass Collectors website