Antique French Ouraline / Uranium Glass Basket with Red Baubles

Antique French Ouraline / Uranium Glass Basket with Red Baubles

Code: 12778

Dimensions:

W: 11cm (4.3")H: 11cm (4.3")D: 11cm (4.3")

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Antique French Ouraline / Uranium Glass Basket with Very Fine Dore Bronze Mounts Undulating Round the Rim and Red Grape Baubles.

The Handle also Beautifully Decorated with Fine Dore Bronze Mounts in the Shape of Leaves.

Circa 1860.

Uranium glass called “Ouraline” is glass which has had uranium, usually in oxide diuranate form, added to a glass mix before melting for coloration.The normal colour of uranium glass ranges from yellow to green depending on the oxidation state and concentration of the metal ions, although this may be altered by the addition of other elements as glass colorants. Uranium glass also fluoresces bright green under ultraviolet light.