Square Glass Ash Tray

Blue Bowl

£24.00 

  • Square Glass Ash Tray
  • Square Ash Tray - Blue Bowl

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These bright green glass Art Deco vintage ashtrays are chunky, beautiful and unusual. They would make a wonderful, if small, vanity tray!

This bright green glass has two names, either vaseline glass, or uranium glass. It was very popular in the 1920's. To confirm the uranium content you can shine UV light on the glass to confirm the characteristic green fluorescence.

The glass fell out of popularity in the 1940's due to the curtailment of widely available uranium!!

The nickname vaseline glass was given due to the popularity of the paler yellow version of this glass, there is actually no link. 

Finally - is it dangerous to have about? No!
You can read up about safety concerns here, but the long and short of it is, yes, uranium glass emits radiation, but the amounts are tiny, infinitesimal, ridiculously small. Our bodies are subjected to many times more radiation every day from the sun and the earth we live on. It isn't even the radioactive element of the glass that makes it glow under UV light, even non radioactive uranium would do this. Hurrah for science! 

Aprox 8cm square by 3cm deep.

There are only two of these, so if you love them buy both!! 

Items are in good used condition for their age. 

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