Green Vaseline Glass Jug With Cranberry Handle

A jug made from green, Vaseline or uranium glass with an applied cranberry glass handle. Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 142

What's for sale?

This is a large green jug with a beautifully-shaped base and an applied, cranberry-coloured, glass handle.

The main body is banded horizontally and the neck is fluted vertically. The base is concaved slightly. It's well made and the shape is very even. We can't tell whether it was hand blown or blown into a mold.  There a a few air bubbles here and there, the majority around where the spout was formed.

It's also a good size, with a usable capacity of over three pints (it's 2 litres to the brim).

This type of glass is known as Vaseline or uranium glass. Uranium glass is so called because of the miniscule inclusion of Uranium Dioxide during manufacture. It's harmless and no more radioactive that than most other things in our homes; the glow under UV light is a chemical reaction.

This collectable type of glass fell out of general production during the 1950s, so this jug was probably made earlier than that. Its fluorescence has been tested under UV light, as shown in one of our photographs.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • Very good condition
  • No chips or cracks
  • There are air bubbles in several places, the largest being below the spout

What are the measurements?

  • 19cm high
  • 17cm in diameter
  • 900 grams
  • 2 litre capacity to the brim (3.5 pints)

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
MaterialVaseline glass
Period20th century (1900-1999)
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