Czech Faceted - Small Collections

More beautiful matched examples of old and new "Vaseline" beads .. their popular name probably deriving from the colour of the petroleum jelly or  its bottle. Produced from the mid-1800s onwards often with Uranium used as the colorant. The older examples shown below fluoresce under ultraviolet light, displaying a lovely smooth patina of over 100 years of wear.

7 ins / 18 cm length of brightly fluorescing
8 x 11 to 11 x 15 mm bicones
Fac 292-03   32   Sold

5 ins / 12 cm length of colour-matched fluorescing 7 x 11 to 9 x 15 mm bicones
Fac 292-04   26   On Hold es

Click HERE to see the fluorescing effect