Posted 5 months ago
I love misidentified things on ebay. This was not identified as a circa 1835-1845 annagelb or uranglas pitcher. They thought it was a good hundred years younger than that. :) I believe this to be Either Harrach or Riedel (weight on the latter) given the early nature of this picture and the uranium content.
This thing is So bright... Normally I have a hard time getting pics of uranium glass under blacklight but this was bright enough that there were no issues at all getting the shot.
I looked for comparisons.. which brought home the point these are very very very rare. I"ll probably sell this at some point because uranium glass (especially this old) makes me nervous (and my husband even more so) even though I have had enough conversations with Dave Peterson to know it's not justified. But I had to get it. I love early glass and the rarity of this was too much to resist. My husband is *very* not thrilled with it though. LOL especially since I wacked it lightly on a chair while I was trying to put it up. it's got a few fleabites on the base so it's impossible to tell if I took a chunk out. it's unlikely. the chair had a plasticized rim. I hate it when I'm clumsy