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The Big Book of Vaseline Glass

The Big Book of Vaseline Glass

Barrie Skelcher, M.Sc., C.Chem.

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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.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 431 color photos | Price Guide | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764314742 | Binding: hard cover

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A physical chemist by training and nuclear information officer by profession, Barrie W. Skelcher’s career with atomic energy gave him a great background for the study of uranium glass. Over the past fifteen years, he and his wife have researched and gathered nearly 800 pieces of glass colored with uranium.