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Vaseline Glass69 of 316My Glowing Green Depression GlasswareDaisy or sunflower creamer....
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Posted 7 months ago

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Aimathena
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Green A&J Vaseline Pitcher Pre 1940?
I'm listing this as an unsolved mystery, because... I'm curious about the "if it's green, it's not Vaseline" rule.

This is a beautiful lil pitcher
It measures...
5 1/4 inch across the top
3 3/4 inches across the bottom
  
The bottom has A&J enclosed in a diamond shape, with the imprint "patent applied for."  

I love A&J pieces. Not only are they nice pieces, the initials have a sentimental meaning as well.

 

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  1. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Thank you for the loves
    Leah
    Agh
    :)
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 months ago
    You bought a black light!!!
    This would be classified as uranium glass.
  3. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Thanks for the love...
    Lee
    WS - sellers pic, I'll update once it arrives :)
    Pops
    Phil
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 months ago
    Will the update be under black light though?
  5. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Hopefully. I have the hubster on the hunt. We're having a hard time finding a uv light bulb locally. Strange. I thought they were more readily available. But anyway, he is going to try to find one tomorrow. he's on the hunt, but didn't know why. LoL he's asked "and *why* do we need a uv light??" I told him to make the depression glass glow. I am very curious to find out just how many do glow. Does sherry have any green that glows?
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 months ago
    The one I bought is a fluorescent type fixture.
    I think every piece that Sherry has is green uranium except the orange swan.
  7. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    The whole "if it's green, it's not Vaseline" confuses me.
  8. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Thanks for the love Kerry :)
  9. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    That's what I was told.
  10. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 7 months ago
    I don't know why but, I prefer it plain. Pretty!
  11. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Thank you nuts. I think it's pretty both ways.
  12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    Aim, the term "Vaseline" glass was a given name to a particular colored glass by collector, it is uranium glass, but yellow in color thus called Vaseline, correct term of the color is Canary, but over the years if it's uranium glass and a pale shade of yellow, it's commonly called "Vaseline" glass
  13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    Oops need to finish thought, so the "If it's Green" saying started lol
  14. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Hi Kerry :) thank you. I have learned all that, thanks to you and other wonderful cw members. The part that confuses me is that green doesn't glow. Even though I see it glowing in so many photos.

  15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    Now I'm confused, lol. the glow is promoted from the uranium particles molded in glass while its was produced, it is activated by UV light and will glow as long as light is on, won't afterwards
  16. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 7 months ago
    depression glass didn't have the uranium aim that's why it don't glow but the depression glass is very collectible to
  17. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    as vanskyock pointed out, not all yellow or green glass has uranium partials in the glass, uranium glass is "depression" category glass also. There are examples of white and cream that also glow
  18. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Kerry LoL God luv ya, you're adorably funny.
    Well now ya tell me Van LoL I'm just kidding.
    I really like both depression, and uranium glass. Wonder which was made first. My confusion is on green glass, it's advertised all over the place as uranium., and they even have photos of it glowing.
  19. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 months ago
    Hey Aim,
    I just bought a black light bulb at the home depo. Screw it in a lamp when curious.
  20. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 months ago
    Same era Aim just difference in molding prosess.
    BTW trouble finding light? try here:
    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ahandheld%20black%20light
  21. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 months ago
    "if it's green, it's not Vaseline"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_glass
  22. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Hi AR, the hubster and I haven't found one in our local store.

    Thank you Kerry xo much appreciated :)

    ;) I agree *¡*
  23. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    WS, I think we posted at the same time. Thank you. So we have the cold war too thank.

    PS Kerry, I love the uv flashlight
  24. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 months ago
    "if it's green it ain't Vaseline" is a easy to remember axiom to separate what was originally named canary colored glass from other uranium glasses. Here's a good website for Vaseline glass:
    http://www.vaselineglass.org/
  25. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Great idea *¡*, that's what I love about the flashlight.
  26. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Thanks tc, that's awesome.

    Thanks for the love...
    nuts
    AR
    Sean
    Kev
  27. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    I'm not that picky. Bright or dim, they're all beautiful to me. Thanks for the tip *¡* :)
  28. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 months ago
    The flashlights are good when you want to be discrete.
  29. BohemianArtist BohemianArtist, 7 months ago
    Can you imagine using that every morning for your juice? I almost picked up the juicer yesterday at an estate, but the chip stopped me from doing it. But using those as dinnerware and glasses you gotta wonder when did the family begin to glow!?!
  30. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 months ago
    you can find black light fluorescent bulbs at Wal-Mart and Lowe's around here; both the tubes and screw-in bulbs.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/TCP-68914BK-TCP-14W-Black-Lights-Up-Lightbulb/21833215
  31. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Thank you tc. My Wal-Mart doesn't have it in stock, but a neighboring one does. I'll try to get one tomorrow. Thanks again xo
  32. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
    It does have that day-glo look to it of uranium glass. Beautiful piece.
    I need to get to Walmart.
  33. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 months ago
    this was made by Hazel Atlas for A&J and were marketed with beaters and reamers:
    http://www.chataboutdg.com/gallery/img17680.htm
    http://chataboutdg.com/gallery/img5820.htm
    http://www.depressionkitchenglass.com/Images/1344-2388GreenA&JBeater&PitcherAA.jpg
    http://www.depressionkitchenglass.com/images/A&JPitcherReamera.jpg
  34. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Oh my tc, I always thought you were the best, well this just confirms it ;)
    Cannot thank you enough!! I truly appreciate all the information you're so kind to share. I hope you have a wonderful day :)
  35. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Thank you for the love
    Fort
    Doc
    Tom
    Mike
    AR
    Geo
    Mani
    Thoscahaba
    Freiheit
  36. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 months ago
    A uranium pitcher is one thing i don't have & on the look out for.this is lovely A
  37. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    Hi VF, next time I find one, I will send you a link. Thanks for the love, and kind words.

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