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Posted 3 months ago

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Weirdpuckett
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I was at a very small thrift shop donating some items and decided to browse a bit while there......found this footed glass egg and that Vaseline yellow made me wonder......hmmmmm ...I honestly thought it too contemporary looking to be flourescent......got it home under the blacklight and voila! I think it must be from Victorian era......nothing found on internet that resembles it in size , shape or makeup.....3.5 " inch egg which sits on (fused) round glass (clear) ring.....love this thing!

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 months ago
    Beautiful!!
  2. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
    I like it even before it glows and I would love to handle it - must feel great!
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 months ago
    really nice egg : ) Tho' that looks like custard glass to me. Fenton did make a line of eggs made with a foot (all molded in single color) a few years back but this looks much older.
  4. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 3 months ago
    Thanks racer4....!thanks Tall cakes! It feels very smooth- they marved it well as I see no trace of folds or meld lines on it common on marbles etc.
    Tallcakes, I call yellow fluorescent glass "Vaseline" and the green variety"uranium"....I was told that is technically correct....though most of us will refer to any glass with uranium in it as "Vaseline"....
  5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 months ago
    One of my herons eggs has fallen out of the nest and disappeared...If anyone has seen it please return it to me : ) Thanks !!
    Extremely cool,I have never seen anything like this !! Love it !!!!!!!!
  6. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 months ago
    WP, historically opaque glass of this color that contains uranium has been called custard glass. It does help in differentiating it from Vaseline glass which is translucent to clear, and helps is researching as well.
  7. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 3 months ago
    Thanks hedgewalker! I don't understand your opening reference?....explain it please....it is cool indeed and I see that it is quite mysterious as the internet can't reveal much for me on it.,.we'll get something someday.....I might venture to say that this piece might be the result of some workers playing around on their lunch break.......just decided to make an egg real quick......
  8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 months ago
    I have a Murano Heron posted on here and this was my feeble attempt to pry this little beauty out of your hands and into mine .
  9. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 3 months ago
    Wow Tallcakes....you are like an encyclopedia! Thanks for that knowledge.
    I'll switch search vocab.......
  10. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 3 months ago
    Hedgewalker, are you trying to get my nest egg?lol.
  11. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 3 months ago
    Tallcakes, I punched in "custard glass egg" and pulled up lots of recipes and delicious images of miniature pies with a few Fenton decorated eggs.....those custard glass items have a very flat or matte finish......this egg of mine has a more glassy lustre you know?
  12. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 months ago
    it'll also helps to use quotes around "custard glass" as that will eliminate most of the references to egg custard that come up otherwise : )
  13. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 months ago
    and yes the Fenton eggs are very different but about the same size. I think yours is much older; perhaps Victorian
  14. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 3 months ago
    Thanks Tall...,
  15. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 months ago
    can you tell if it is fused to the glass foot or glued and could be separated? Any obvious difference in the joined area under black light?
  16. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 months ago
    I found one on Ebay almost the same but it is 4" and burmese.It is listed as Mt. Washington but I can't find anything to back that up.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/antique-glass-paperweight-Burmese-vaseline-glass-egg-Mt-Washington-Boston-glass-/151326967030?pt=Antiques_Decorative_Arts&hash=item233bca44f6
  17. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 months ago
    maybe ask that seller for a reference to support that conclusion
  18. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 months ago
    Just throwing this out there......................???

    Do you think it might be missing another part on the bottom?? Like maybe it had another piece below it? Like this (it is a decorated Fenton custard piece) BUT it has a more of a stand. So just wondering IF ?? yours might have too

    Not sure, just throwing it out there...?
    http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mjVmgPo28L3CYuwG-Tns-ew.jpg
  19. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 months ago
    Yum! Looks delicious
  20. Weirdpuckett Weirdpuckett, 3 months ago
    Thanks Sean, antique rose.,..its definitely not Fenton custard,..,Tallcakes it is fused glass and the ring is clear glass....was put on a hair lopsided I might add.......I can clearly see paddle marks/ incidentals where it was worked on outer part of ring so I deduce that the clear ring was worked and fused...

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