This beautiful vintage Colonial candy jar is in Topaz, possibly Fenton, with a gold finial and borders. The glass is iridized, and the border around the bowl is ornate. See Photo 2 for how this Vaseline glass glows under ultraviolet or black light. The ability to glow comes from uranium, which is added to the mixture, along with the color, during the molten period of glass making. Vaseline glass was at its most popular from the 1880s to the 1920s. If you are wondering where the term "Vaseline" comes from, this type of glass can have a similar quality to the look of light yellow petroleum jelly. The Fenton Topaz stretch glass Colonial candy jar was made circa 1917-1930s. The level of radioactivity from the uranium is considered "negligible" according to most collector websites, but given that they do have a small amount of uranium, today they are enjoyed for decorative use versus serving consumables.
Measure about 9" tall with lid by about 4-3/4" in diameter at the bowl and closer to 3" diameter base. Great condition with no chips nor cracks. The gold may have some small inconsistencies.
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