uranium glass by Davidon's
above: uranium glass
biscuit barrel
by Davidson's of
Gateshead, c. 1908



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Uranium Glass - from
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A short explanation of Uranium Glass:

During the early 19th century glass makers in Central Europe started to use uranium as a good way to make yellow and green glass. The most striking thing about uranium glass is that it is radio-active, but of course, those early glass-makers did not know this. If you apply a geiger-counter you will get a positive reading. If you shine an ultra-violet light onto it, you will get a fluorescent green glow. But the levels are not, so far as we all believe, in any way harmful.

Josef Reidel is usually credited with inventing uranium glass in 1830 under the names Annagruen for yellowish-green uranium glass, and Annagelb for yellow uranium glass, naming them after his wife Anna Maria. His factory at Dolni Polubne in Bohemia, made these kinds of glass from 1830 to 1848. In 1838 the Choisy-le-Roi factory in France was producing uranium glass. In 1843 the French glassworks, Baccarat, started making uranium glass, which they called cristal dichroide and also introduced an opaque apple-green version which they named chrysoprase.

During the latter part of the 19th century, glass containing uranium was made with heat sensitive chemicals which turned milky white when reheated, producing a shading effect from yellow to milky white at the edges. This kind of glass is often called vaseline glass today, because of its similarity to the ointment of that name (which used to be a yellowy colour). Davidson's lemon pearline contains uranium and is usually classified as one kind of vaseline glass. There is an article and pictures of Davidson's glass at http://www.glass.co.nz/Davidson.htm

The description "uranium glass" is disliked by some glass collectors, especially in the USA, where the term "vaseline glass" is used for any kind of yellow or green glass which glows under ultra-violet light.



Here are some very helpful books on uranium glass. Click on the book cover or title to read more about that book.

Big book of Vaseline Glass Picture book of Vaseline Glass Vaseline Glass by Peterson 2002 Uranium glass book Vaseline glass book Opalescent glass book


  • Uranium Glass (2001) by Barrie Skelcher. An article in The Journal of the Glass Association, volume 6 2001.







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