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Rindskopf iridescent uranium glass snake vases

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    Posted 5 years ago

    IronLace
    (877 items)

    Two snake vases by Rindskopf have come into my life recently, one with an applied leaf, which I think is a bit different. I have one other similar, bought many years ago when I didn't know much about this type of glass. Pleased to welcome more of it!
    Both are made from cased glass in an indefinable yellowy - greenish - grey hue, with a surface of iridescent spatter. The glass contains uranium & glows under UV light. They both have applied snakes, one with the rather curious addition of a green leaf.
    The vases measure 14.5 cm tall, 3 cm across their cut top rims, & 6 cm across the bases.
    Pictured among the daffodils that have just started to pop up in my lawn.

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    1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Beautiful! It's not obvious in the photos that they're uranium. Love their iridescence.
    2. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Obvious that it's winter down under though! - great pair, and lucky pair as a find!
    3. IronLace IronLace, 5 years ago
      Many thanks, Vintagefran - yes, the colour is subtle & doesn't exactly "scream" about its uranium content, but under UV light the glow is intense. I'll have to do a black light photo of them sometime.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 5 years ago
      Yes indeed, philmac51, as we just took delivery of a new load of firewood today - winter is definitely still in force, though the days are getting a little longer already, & the spring flowers are getting ready for their upcoming performance.

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