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    Posted 8 years ago

    scottvez
    (930 items)

    This is a heavy and quality made piece of glass-- just wish that it weren't and ashtray!

    The greenish/ yellow color is fantastic and varies depending on the lighting conditions.

    Every edge is beveled to include the corners. It has two cigarette rests.

    The quality of this would make me think 1950s at the latest.

    I don't know the maker and would appreciate any thoughts on attributions.

    Reproduction of the images in any form is prohibited.

    scott

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks much for looking agh!

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking amber-- any thoughts on attributions?

      scott
    3. ribsmoker ribsmoker, 8 years ago
      put this item under a black light, it looks like uranium glass to me, if it is it will transform to a neon geen , the higher the uranium content the darker green
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Agreed, think uranium. Helps narrow it down.
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      First pass speculation...Italian. 50s, maybe 30s. Will look around later today after I go out in the deep freeze for work.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting smoker-- I suspect that it glows as well.

      I can't find my blacklight -- must be hiding with my copy of Flayderman's!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting amber-- let me know if you find out anything else.

      scott
    8. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 8 years ago
      i think it might be czech also...
      could it be neodymium glass?
      just because you wrote it changes the color

    9. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking getthat...-- I wasn't familiar with that type of glass, but after looking it appears to be blue/ red in color.

      This glass is a yellow/ green depending on the lighting.

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks moonstone and fran!

      scott
    11. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      A pleasure Scott. Its great & i love ashtrays. Interesting what GTMOOM says about neodymium glass, I'd never heard of it. I wonder if this is..
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/112748-weird-heavy-glass-thing

      Its doesn't look quite the same colour as yours and mines not uranium, it shines bluey purple under UV, but the greens change quite drastically in daylight to indoor light.
    12. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      Hi Scott, I've been looking for this post & just found it. I just wanted to say GTMOOMs post about neodymium glass proved very useful. Forget that green thing and see this for an example, I'd like to add without this post & GTMOOMs bit I'd still be in the dark.
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/112079-neodymium--alexandrite-cut-glass-gem
    13. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks lee!

      scott

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