Update to Requiem for a Heisey Belle-Le-Rose Water Goblet

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I picked up this relish some time ago – Line#1401-Empress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still love these pieces.  Here is a better photo of the etch on the stem.

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October 31, 2014

I actually had nine of these stems – long story.  I now have eight again.  I believe in using my glasses.  I set our Thanksgiving table with my Belle le Rose pieces. Unfortunately I knocked one over and it broke.  Discouraging as you can’t run down to Walmart to replace it.  But….the table looked gorgeous!

I hope I am more careful at Christmas!!!!!

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Original Post of April 9, 2013

Heisey Belle Le RoseI have been waiting for these goblets for ages.  I have looked at these online on and off for months, if not years.  Finally, either the price was right or I just felt rich! They do not disappoint.

When I was at the Heisey Museum last summer I saw a piece of Belle-Le-Rose.  I commented that they didn’t have many pieces.  The attendant told me that the pieces are difficult to locate (I didn’t ask why, should have!).Heisey Bell Le Rose (2)

I now have 8 water goblets and the two lite candle holder.  I am thinking that I will keep these pieces for personal use and not try to sell them.

The stem is #5009 – Queen Ann and the etch is #501, Belle-Le-Rose. It was introduced in 1938 and discontinued in 1942.

Gorgeous x 10!

Unknown Vaseline/Uranium Glass

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I picked up a set of five (one was chipped) of these stems when I was in the U.S. earlier in the year.  I figures, and I was right, that I would have difficulty identifying them as their shape is fairly common I think.

I am guessing that these are a small wine at 5 1/2 inches tall with openings of 2 1/2 inches.  There is a narrow optic.

I do not really know the difference between uranium and vaseline glass.  The two terms see to be used interchangeably by some.  This is now the Encyclopedia of Glass by Mark Picvet defines each:

“Uranium Glass – A brilliant fluorescent yellowish-green glass produced by the addition of uranium oxide.  Due to the nature of the metallic element uranium, uranium glass is mildly radioactive (but not harmful) and glows brightly under a black light.  It was first made in the 1830s in Germany.”

“Vaseline Glass – Glass made with a small amount of uranium oxide (usually 1% or 2%) that imparts a light greenish-yellow color (a greasy appearance like vaseline).  Vaseline glass usually glows under a black light.  Vaseline-like glass was first made by the Romans; however, it was not used in glass production in any quantity until the mid-nineteenth century.  The term “Vaseline” was not used until about 1937.  Note that the English usually refer to Vaseline glass as “Lemonescent” which has also been called canary, yellow, uranium, topaz, magic, Canaria, |Chameleon, Anna Yellow, Annagrun, and Lenora Green.”

I am guessing that my stems are Vaseline.  Any hints as to their provenance will be appreciated!