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Wildcat wrangler

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I really don’t collect this because I’m busy with my bottles but this was in a lot that I won at a estate sale. Prism like effect through the ribbing. I saw writing and took some pix, looking for a mark, to I.d. It from. I got out a uv flashlight and took some pix- this is un-touched, no filter only cropped. What makes the glass fluorescent like that. These are vintage peg candle sconce replacements?
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What makes the glass fluorescent like that.
Hi Kat,

UV light is a short wavelength, high energy type of radiation. As it is absorbed by some materials it excites molecules of those materials to a higher energy state, in turn causing them to emit their own photons at a different energy level and wavelength.

The linked Wikipedia article provides more details if you are interested.


I know nothing about the glass items themselves. If they don't have a base like a vase <<<poetry, eh, then candle sconce seems likely to me.


Will

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Glass clarified with manganese will have a purple tint that is only visible when looking through the base from the edge. Compare that to other clear glass which will usually show aqua coloration. Most manganese glass is pre WW, so that is one possibility. Looking at the rim of the right hand fixture does not show purple , so that may not be the case here. It may be just the UV light.
 

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