A pink one.
March 25, 2012
I was out in Orono at a shop when I saw this powder jar. I recalled seeing it (or so I thought ) in one of my books. As it turns out, I was thinking about another style, called Carousel, by the same company. This satin frosted green powder jar was made by Greensburg Glass Works (bought out by the L.E. Smith Company). I’m thinking that it is a Depression piece. You can still put powder, or anything else in it. It’s a pretty pale satin, or frosted, pale green. I’ve read that the clear pieces are harder to find. I’ve seen this with the elephant’s trunk raised, and in a few different colours, online. I don’t know if I will put anything in it. Right now it’s gracing my pine blanket box in the living room. In the last month I’ve acquired three powder jars. I think that’s enough.
When I bought it the salesman told me that it is Vaseline glass. Vaseline glass, as defined by the Vaseline Collectors Club is “Vaseline Glass is a particular color of yellow-green glass that is made by adding 2% Uranium Dioxide to the ingredients when the glass formula is made.” The presence of the uranium dioxide can be verified by putting your glass piece beneath a black light. I haven’t done that yet.
If you want to see what this looks like, check out the images at the website of 1st.Glass.