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Custard glass is a Victorian era opaque, off white or ivory coloured glass, that uses uranium oxide in the glass mixture to give a slight green or yellow tint. As a result of the uranium, custard glass glows a bright green colour when exposed to UV light. Custard glass was often decorated with applied flowers, leaves, and fruit, and sometimes had an extra layer or casing of coloured glass, usually pink, but blue and other colours can also be found. This extra casing can be on the inside (most common) or the outside. Manufacturers of custard glass include Stevens & Williams and Boulton & Mills, from the Stourbridge area of England, Czech/Bohemian maker Harrach, and also some American factories. Identification between these factories is difficult, and there are many mixed opinions to be found online.

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Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Amber & Ivory Flower Vase/Jug

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase / jug with applied handle, rim and floral decoration.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Amber & Ivory Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase / jug with applied handle, rim and frilly decoration.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Amber & Ivory Flower Vase/Jug

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase / jug with applied handle, rim and floral decoration.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Amber & Ivory Flower Vase/Jug

View of custard glass under UV light, showing uranium green glow.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Amber & Red Cherry Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with applied cherry fruit decoration.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Ivory Applied Fruit Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with applied rim and fruit decoration.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Amber & Ivory Antique Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with applied amber foot decoration.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Cherry & Leaves Vases

A pair of Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vases / jugs with applied handle, feet, and cherry fruit decoration.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with internal pink casing.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with internal pink casing.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with internal pink casing.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pair of Threaded Vases

A pair of Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vases with applied pink threading.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink Rose Bowl / Posy Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass rose bowl / posy vase with internal pink casing.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Blue Rose Bowl / Posy Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass rose bowl / posy vase with internal blue casing.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with internal pink casing.

Welz Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Bowl

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass bowl with internal pink casing. Made by Bohemian factory Franz Welz.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with frilled/crimped rim, internal pink casing, applied amber rim edging and applied clear feet.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Antique Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with applied pink rim.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Blue & Ivory Antique Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with applied blue rim and feet.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Blue & Ivory Antique Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with applied blue feet.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Blue & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque uranium custard glass vase with frilled/crimped rim and internal blue casing.

Victorian Uranium Custard Glass Pink Rose Bowl / Posy Vase

A Victorian opaque pink glass rose bowl / posy vase with uranium custard glass inner casing.

The following examples are clearly made in the same style, but do not have any uranium content, and therefore may not strictly qualify as Custard glass.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque white glass vase with internal pink casing and applied amber rim.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque white glass vase with internal pink casing and applied amber rim.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque custard glass vase with internal pink casing and applied amber foot decoration.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pink & Blue Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque white glass vase with internal pink casing and outer blue casing.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque white glass vase with internal pink casing.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pair of Threaded Vases

A pair of Victorian opaque white glass vases with applied pink threading.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Creamer & Sugar Bowl

A Victorian opaque white glass sugar bowl and creamer set with internal pink casing.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Blue & Ivory Cased Creamer/Jug

A Victorian opaque white glass creamer jug with internal blue casing.

Victorian Opaque Custard Glass Pink & Ivory Cased Vase

A Victorian opaque white glass vase with internal pink casing.


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