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Faceted Bohemian Green Vaseline Trade Beads

Faceted Bohemian Green Vaseline Trade Beads - Antique (6)


Facetted translucent emerald green African Trade Beads from Bohemia (Germany). They were made of uranium glass, more commonly known as vaseline glass, its popularity can be traced to the 1830s. Vaseline glass typically has a yellow-green hue in daylight and radiates a bright, bold fluorescent green under a black light. The glowing properties are from the uranium oxides and additional fluorescing colorants such as manganese and iron infused into the glass at the molten stage. See the last picture taken under black light.

  • They are 15-16mm in width
  • Sold in packs of 6 beads
  • Vintage European Bohemian Glass
  • Due to their age these beads have small chips, and pits that are normal for their journey and extensive use.

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