We repaired this Vaseline Glass candlestick holder after cleaning it up and putting the pieces back together using our UV curing adhesive. Vaseline glass is a type of Uranium glass with a yellow color to it. Uranium was added to glass as a colorant and can give it a yellow to green tint. It even fluoresces bright green under UV light! This piece is from the 1870’s , but it wasn’t until the 1920’s that the name Vaseline Glass gained popularity. It is used for the uranium glass with a yellow tint, but has also been known to be used as a name for any glass with a yellow coloring and not solely based on it containing uranium. These pieces are actually a little radioactive, although it is considered harmless do to it being trace amounts. It would even take a sensitive geiger counter to pick it up!
This stained glass door in the lead and bevel style took some unfortunate damage. Our team was deployed and we were able to match the glass perfectly, redo the lead, and make the door better than before!
We not only make stained glass, we also repair it and the Shoppe has many years experience in it. Whether it’s a door, window, lamp, and any other piece made in this lovely style, we will work to fix it. Glass can be matched with something similar if the original glass is no longer available. The Shoppe loves the restoration and repair of glass and art and hopes to help as many clients as we can!