Uranium glass is a type of glass that contains a small amount of uranium oxide. When uranium is added to the glass, it gives the glass a yellow or green tint, and will also cause the glass to glow bright green under ultraviolet light.
Uranium glass was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was used to make decorative items like vases, bowls, and tableware. The use of uranium in glass production declined after World War II due to concerns about the potential health risks associated with exposure to radioactive materials. Modern uranium glass is now mainly limited to small objects like beads or marbles.
The proportion of uranium usually varies from trace levels to about 2% by weight, This amount of uranium radiation is not considered harmful to human health.
- Size is around ⅞ – 1” diameter.
- Comes safely nested in a handsome acrylic display box.
- These are vintage so some dents, small chips, and manufacturing imperfections can be expected.