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Victorian ruby, opalescent, & uranium glass crimped bowl

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Posted 5 months ago

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IronLace
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This Victorian glass bowl shades from pale, yellow - green to a band of milky opalescence, then to ruby at the crimped top rim. The yellow - green contains a small amount of uranium, which makes a weak glow under UV light. It measures 10.3 cm tall, 17.8 cm across the double crimped top rim, & 5.2 cm across the base, which has a rough, snapped pontil mark. The bowl has a moulded pattern of swirling horizontal ribs that changes to lines of small dots towards the top. To me, the shape of this item could easily be a lamp shade as well, if there was an opening in the base. Likely that the mould was used for both purposes. Could be Bohemian or English, but I think most likely Bohemian.

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 months ago
    spotted the same rubina verde opalescent form with a handle for a basket:
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/82/b4/70/82b47034e7b4c6a0664537d9bc1e6132.jpg
  2. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
    Many thanks, TallCakes! Well spotted - & the form looks great as a basket, too.
  3. freiheit freiheit, 24 days ago
    OMG: You have way too many beautiful pieces posted! I will have to come back and visited to enjoy all of them:) Have a great weekend!
  4. IronLace IronLace, 23 days ago
    Thanks so much, freiheit!

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