Uranium Glass Display Piece or Paperweight with Fennel Leaf Impression
This is a lovely Uranium glass display piece with a delicate fennel leaf impression.
We like nothing better than to be in our little workshop creating things like this collectable display piece which could be used as an ideal way to represent Uranium if you are building a periodic table of elements collection, or as a lovely, artistic paperweight. We especially like using Uranium glass (also known as Vaseline or Pearline glass) because it’s so unusual and beautiful. We made this piece from raw stock Uranium glass which we source from the Czech Republic; we cut and kiln-fire the pieces. For this piece two pieces of Uranium glass were fused together with a fennel leaf inserted between them. In the kiln the leaf burns away leaving a bubble pattern resulting in a beautifully delicate imprint. We source the leaves from natural fall so no plants are harmed.
- A more detailed description of Uranium Glass
- Our hand-crafted Uranium glass display pieces are individual and one-of-a-kind; no two are the same.
- Uranium glass does not glow in the dark on its own but it exhibits a beautiful yellow green fluorescence under UV light (black-light). This photo-chemical phenomenon produces a somewhat eerie, ethereal glow which we find fascinating.
- Our glass pieces are carefully hand-crafted items which may contain a number of lines, marks or surface features, they are an intentional result of the manufacturing process and are by design. On this piece the line observable in the photographs is not a defect, it is just where the glass has folded/slumped.
- Size: The piece is not a perfectly regular shape but it is approximately 48mm x 46mm x 20mm
- Weight: Approximately 78g
- Our Uranium Glass display and collectable pieces are not toys and are NOT suitable for children
- This item is made from glass and therefore very fragile.
- Any UV light sources shown in the photographs are not included, they are just used to demonstrate the fluorescence of the Uranium glass.