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Vaseline Glass in Strawberry & Currant Pattern by L.G. Wright
This piece is so incredible I took it out to my front porch to photograph as the light in a photo tent would not do it justice. This Vaseline glass compote was made by Fenton Art Glass from the L.G. Wright pattern of Strawberry & Currant. There is a pear, strawberries, leaves and bundle of currants around the outside of this brilliant footed compote. Vaseline glass actually looks like its a green glass under black light and this looks florescent under natural light! 2% uranium dioxide; be yellow or yellowish-green in daylight; and fluoresce bright neon-green under ultraviolet light. Vaseline glass was first produced in the United States in 1840. Known in the late Victorian era as "canary glass," Vaseline glass reached the height of popularity in America between the late 1880's and 1905. Most high-quality American Vaseline glass predates 1943: with the advent of World War II, the United States government curtailed the liberal use of uranium by glass works. The Atomic Energy Commission did not lift the government's ban until 1958, when glass works once again were able to use uranium as a coloring agent. The ruffled lip measures 18" around and the piece stands 5 1/2" tall. There is no damage and this incredible find is ready to be yours!! Breathtaking beauty!!
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