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The most typical color of uranium glass is pale yellowish-green, which in the 1920s led to the nickname glass based on a perceived resemblance to the appearance of as formulated and commercially sold at that time. Etched glass for sale Specialized collectors still define vaseline glass as transparent or semi-transparent uranium glass in this specific color.

Vaseline glass is now used as a synonym for any uranium glass, especially in the United States, but this usage is not universal. Heisey etched glass patterns identification The term is sometimes carelessly applied to other types of glass based on certain aspects of their superficial appearance in normal light, regardless of actual uranium content which requires a test to verify the characteristic green fluorescence.


In the and , the term vaseline glass can be used to refer to any type of translucent glass. Acid etched glass uk Even within the United States, the “vaseline” description is sometimes applied to any type of translucent glass with a greasy surface . Etched glass awards and gifts Other colors [ ]

• jadite glass (opaque or semi-opaque pale green; initially, the name was trademarked as “Jadite”, although this is sometimes over-corrected in modern usage to “”)

However, like “vaseline”, the terms “custard” and “jad(e)ite” are often applied on the basis of superficial appearance rather than uranium content. Etched glass doors interior Similarly, Depression glass is also a general description for any piece of glassware manufactured during the regardless of appearance or formula. Painting etched glass History [ ] Pre-industrial usage [ ]

The use of uranium glass dates back to at least 79 AD, the date of a containing yellow glass with 1% found in a villa on Cape in the , by R. Acid etched glass decorative glass T. Acid etched glass doors Gunther of the in 1912. Fostoria etched glass pattern identification Starting in the late , was extracted from the mines in , (now Jáchymov in the ) and was used as a coloring agent in the local industry.

Uranium glass is used as one of several intermediate glasses in what is known to scientific glass blowers as a ‘graded seal’. Etched glass designs for staircase This is typically used in glass to metal seals such as and or based alloys such as , as an intermediary glass between the metal sealing glass and lower expansion borosilicate glass. Etched glass candle holders Modern production [ ]

The first major producer of items made of uranium glass is commonly recognized as Austrian , who named the yellow (: Gelb) and yellow-green (German: Gelb-Grün) varieties of the glass “annagelb” and “annagrün”, respectively, in honor of his daughter Anna Maria. Etched glass designs for doors Riedel was a prolific blower of uranium glass in (today ), from 1830 to 1848.

By the 1840s, many other glassworks began to produce uranium glass items and developed new varieties of uranium glass. Etched glass window clings The in created an opaque green uranium glass which they named from its similarity to that green form of .