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Big Book of Vaseline Glass
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Big Book of Vaseline Glass (Hardback)

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Barrie Skelcher explains the nature of uranium-colored glass, or Vaseline glass, and attributes makers to many of the examples he presents. Over 400 items shown in the color photographs are from British, American, and European glasshouses, of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. The manufacturers are identified along with their uranium bearing products, and a section on special interest pieces is a bonus. What strikes the observer right away are the intense colors of the glass in predominantly green, yellow, and pink hues. They comprise all sorts of useful and collectible tablewares, from condiment containers and candlesticks to bowls and flower vases. This fascinating study illuminates the subject and will be cherished by all future investigators and collectors of vaseline glass. Value ranges are included in the captions.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsCeramic arts, pottery, glass Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 11/03/2002 ISBN-13: 9780764314742  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Barrie Skelcher had a professional career in chemistry and physics with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and the Central Electricity Generating Board at Sizewell Nuclear Power Station. For over 20 years he and his wife have collected and studied many hundreds of pieces of glass colored with uranium. Also an avid sailor, he lives near the coast of England.

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