UV-Reactive Glass vs. Vaseline Glass.
Here is a photo of Depression Green, UV-reactive
glass and also Vaseline Glass. The tumbler,
cup, and oval pin tray are Depression Green, and are
definitely UV-reactive, but of course they are NOT
Vaseline glass; see
here for full
explanation of the difference. The bud vase is
Custard Glass, which is also UV-reactive, and is
creamy yellow, translucent and glossy. The
ruffled hat whimsy with the hand painting is Burmese
(once upon a time called Peach Blow) which is also
creamy yellow, but satin finished with a coral-pink
edge; also UV-reactive, also NOT Vaseline Glass.
The pair of candle holders that you see far right
ARE Vaseline Glass; matter of fact, they are
Vaseline Opalescent, and even in this poor picture,
the differences between the types of glass are
Antique Milk Glass Syrup, Tree of Life AG106.
Comments: Wonderful old milk glass syrup pitcher or
dispenser, however you like to call it. The pattern
here is what I believe to be the Tree of Life
pattern found in Carnival glass. A lot of the old
Carnival patterns showed up in small amounts in Milk
Glass, Custard Glass, Opalescent Glass and a few
other venues as well. The pattern is often confused
with Soda Gold, but the absence of stippling
clarifies that it is not that pattern. The glass is
free of chips or cracks; lovely condition! The metal
dome top has some soft dents (meaning no crease) but
not anything severe or distracting. The top is the
spring-loaded variety with a thumb spot and it
operates smoothly, snugly and still lines up
properly. The metal top is not designed to be
removed and it is tight with no slipping at all.
Material: Glass, metal
Color: Milk white
•Width: 4" bell
Antique Glass Carnival Vase, Imperial Ripple AG105.
Comments: While Imperial Glass's Ripple pattern vase
in Carnival glass, or Taffeta glass, is simple
enough to find, a great many of them have washed out
color. This one doesn't suffer in that t way! The
photos don't really convey the color well; in
person, there are deep pinks and blues and purples
in the iridizing and the color is strong over the
whole piece, not gradually fading away as I've seen
so often. There is residue in the bottom from use;
this can be removed, but I would rather not take the
chance of damaging the color on the inside of the
vase. The residue is not visible when the vase is
properly displayed. If you've thought about
collecting the original 'Carnival' glass (1905-1930)
this would be a great place to start!
Color: Deep Marigold
•Width: 2 7/8" base
•Height: 9 1/16"
Antique Glass Depression Green Cake Plate, Sunflower
Comments: I've photographed a bubble in the glass
for you; some of my clients collect only pieces with
bubbles, so wanted to please everyone here! No
chips, no cracks, no knife marks; slight roughness
along edge seam which is most likely a result of the
edge not being effectively polished before it left
the factory. I like the shape of the three 'feet' on
this plate; so deco! Sunflower was not a large
pattern in Depression glass; green and pink were the
primary colors and not many different pieces are
available. Get this one because it's UV reactive
(glows in black light,) Depression Green, because
it's a cake plate, because it's the Sunflower
pattern, or just because it's beautiful!
Color: Depression Green, UV Reactive
•Width: 9 3/4"
•Height: 1 3/16"
Antique Custard Glass Vase, UV Reactive, Fenton?
Comments: This is a very pretty vase, sort of
Hobstar & Arches pattern with gold trim. There is
hand painting on one side of the bell of the vase
showing the Alamo, proclaiming itself as a souvenir
of San Antonio, TX. Turning the painting to the back
will allow you to display the vase without seeing
the painting, if you choose. The gold paint is
rubbed off the high points of the ruffled top edge
and some from the hobstars too, but this does not
diminish the vase. It is UV-reactive custard glass,
which means that it glows like crazy when exposed to
black light. It is extremely similar to Fenton's
Prayer Rug Vase in this same custard glass; it could
BE Fenton, but the Hobstars make me more sure that
it is not.
Color: Custard, UV Reactive.
•Height: 6 1/8"
Antique Depression Glass Tumbler Pair, Iris &
Comments: Here we have a pair of tumblers for you;
Iris & Herringbone in the Crystal, which is more
sought after than the iridized, or Marigold version.
These two are in excellent condition, with no chips
or cracks. They are original crystal, meaning that
they don't have the fogginess of the irises created
by running the Marigold pieces through a dishwasher
over and over until the iridizing is removed.
Color: Crystal, clear.
•Height: 6 1/2"
Antique Depression Glass Bowl, UV Reactive
Comments: This looks very much like a Cambridge
piece, but as I have no book on that maker, you must
understand that I am only guessing. It has a collar
base, and a faint suggestion of vertical tapering
panels. As you can see, it has a dramatically rolled
out edge that serves to make it difficult to measure
accurately. The inside diameter measurement, not
including the rolled flange, is about 7 7/8", and
from that point, the flange is about 1 3/8" more all
around. From tabletop to the top edge, it is about 2
1/2", and about 2" from table top to the edge of the
rolled flange. The two bottom pictures show the
etching along the edge, which is filled with gilding
or nutmeg staining. The gilding/staining is visible
at some angles; invisible at others. The picture top
right does not clearly state the floral etching,
which is actually on the outside of the bowl. It
appears to be a series of vines with leaves, and in
the center of the design there is a pair of daisies.
This design appears twice, with an inch or so of
space between the ending of one and the other.
Excellent condition, apart from a couple of very
small scratches. This is a decorative bowl, most
likely used for either flowers or fruit. It is UV
reactive, which means that it glows when exposed to
black light. Less scrupulous sellers will call it
Vaseline, even though that is not correct.
Color: Depression green, UV reactive.
•Width: ID7 7/8"
•Height: 2 1/2"