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Victorian cased glass vases with crimped tops

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    Posted 4 years ago

    IronLace
    (644 items)

    These two Victorian vases are both made from cased glass, & both feature crimped tops.
    The vase on the left is a pale greyish - pink lined with pale pink, & measures 13.5 cm tall, 9 cm across the double crimped top rim, & 6.7 cm across the base, which has a rough, snapped pontil mark.
    The vase on the right is white lined with deep pink. The white contains uranium & glows bright green under UV light. It measures 13 cm tall, 9 cm across the crimped, jack - in - the - pulpit style top rim, & 6 cm across the base, which has a rough, snapped pontil mark.
    It was also the first example of Victorian glass that I ever acquired - a very long time ago (so long ago I think I was still in my teens)...actually, I didn't know it was Victorian back then, just that it was "old" & pretty. I found it in an op shop (thrift store) & I recall that it was extremely dirty. I didn't find out about the uranium content until decades later.
    Both vases are probably Bohemian in origin. The pinkish grey & pale pink one has a similar colour scheme to a hand vase that I posted recently.

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      So very beautiful. I don't dare own things like yours. I have 2 cats who are real roughnecks!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, PostCardCollector - I love cats & hope to get one again someday - but will definitely have to have all my glass locked away in cabinets. A lot of it is already displayed that way, which helps to keep the dust off, too.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I love the deep pink contrast with the greenish white.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Totally agree - there was obviously a very good reason for using uranium in the mix of otherwise opaque white glass - because it does add an extra contrast when combined with a pink lining. So much Victorian white glass lined with pink seems to use it - as well as pieces with applied flowers & fruit. It almost seems to work like the optical brighteners in washing powder to make the white seem more intense.

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