We are offering a rare chance to own pieces from our private collection of uranium glass.
What you're seeing here are a few museum quality items selected for sale that we've owned for a long time.
Uranium glass is a term used to describe any glassware that glows green under UV light. It is made by adding small amounts of uranium oxide to the glass mixture, usually the purpose is to give a strong green or yellow colour. Vaseline glass is a type of uranium glassware that has a pale yellow green colour similar to that of petroleum jelly, often with opalescent white sections. The two terms "vaseline" and "uranium" are often used to describe the same type of glass, but to be clear, while most vaseline glass has uranium content, there is a huge amount of uranium glass, of various shades of green and yellow, even blue, cream, and white, that does not fit the description of "vaseline". Uranium glass can be detected with a geiger counter, or an ultraviolet (UV) light. The fact that uranium glass glows bright green under UV light, has led to uranium glass becoming popular with collectors.
These items are on display at our shop, 321 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010. All items purchased will be available for local pick up or shipped after our exhibition wraps up.
We recommend that you view our display at night when all the uranium glass pieces are lit up to have the full experience. We are also posting daily on our Instagram and Facebook page editorial photos of each item where we discuss at length about how they were made and the history behind their maker.