Vaseline glass is a unique and very distinctive type of glass that makes a wonderful addition to any home tableware collection. The trademark features of Vaseline glass is the yellow/yellow green color and the fact that it will glow under a black light because it contains trace amounts of Uranium. The history of Vaseline glass pieces actually dates back to 79 A.D - it has been found in glass mosaics in small roman villages.
Although Vaseline or Uranium glass was most popular from the 1880's through the 1920's, it is still a beautiful addition to any glassware collection. Depending on amount of certain minerals added to the glass when heated at high temperatures, Vaseline glass can very from extremely pale and translucent to opaque. Several classic patterns and designs are still produced today in cake plates, dinnerware, spooners, salt cellars, and salt and pepper shaker sets.
Vaseline or Uranium glass is still produced today - allowing you to incorporate it into your home and fine tableware collection. It is a simple way to introduce a new and exciting color into your home. When starting or continuing a glassware collection it is important to remember a few simple tips. First, glass is extremely sensitive to temperature changes so don't transfer your glassware from hot to cold environments or vice versa. Second, you don't need to use the same color or patterns for your entire collection - you can mix and match your glassware and still create a common and beautiful theme throughout your home.
Vaseline or Uranium glass is readily available online as well as in many home decorating catalogs. Search for glass and be sure to ask questions. Both antique and reproduction Vaseline glass is available so ask if you are unsure. When you work with Vaseline (Uranium) glass you can be sure you are adding new vibrancy to your existing collection.
|These Vaseline glass pieces can be found online through LookInTheAttic & Company and they offer free design assistance and help.
Kohn Coleman born in Michigan - received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2000. He is president of LookInTheAttic & Company online at http://www.LookInTheAttic.com and authors numerous articles and publications on historical architecture.