Jefferson Glass Diamond With Peg Custard Glass Tumbler

Jefferson Glass Diamond With Peg Custard Glass Tumbler
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Vintage From Paul is delighted to offer this rare Jefferson Glass Diamond With Peg Custard Glass Tumbler.

The Jefferson Glass Diamond with Peg is also known as McKee #140, Diamond Peg, or Bon Secour.

Welkers gives a date for this pattern by the Jefferson Glass Co. of 1916, however, according to William Heacocks Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass (Book 4: Custard Glass from A to Z), Jefferson produced custard glass items in tableware, novelties, and souvenirs from 1904-1915. The date 1907 is from the Fenton Art Glass Museum. Welkers also writes, the custard glass of this pattern was made exclusively by Jefferson...Occasionally pieces are found signed Krys-tol, but these are generally souvenir items. In fact, this pattern is found predominately in souvenir items. Non souvenir items are hard to find.

The "pegs" on the body of the tumbler are richly embellished with gold as is the beading at the top of the gently scalloped rim. The underside of the Custard GlassTumbler has a 18 point hobstar.

The Jefferson Glass Diamond With Peg Custard Glass Tumbler is in superb condition. The gold pegs show minor wear. The gold detailing at the top does also show minor wear. This Jefferson Glass Diamond With Peg Custard Glass Tumbler glows a deep bright green when black light tested.

The Jefferson Glass Diamond With Peg Custard Glass Tumbler measures 3-1/8 inches in diameter and it stands 4 inches in height.

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About Custard Glass

What gives true custard glass its' pal;e opaque yellow color? Uranium salts, which were also a common ingredient in producing brightly colored yellow and green glass for more than a hundred years. In custard glass, uranium is what gives the glass its deep cream color. In fact, if you have a Geiger counter handy, you will also get a positive reading on custard and any other form of uranium glass. The levels of uranium used in even a large collection of uranium glass have been found to be no more harmful the ones we are exposed to each day from our microwaves and TVs. In fact, that unique ingredient is what makes the glass so favored by collectors today.

Little uranium glass has been produced since World War II, when the atomic bomb made it desirable for the military to restrict access to the element and glass workers became hesitant to use it due to its radioactivity. Though the military lifted those restrictions a decade later, few companies use the element in glass creation now. Other chemicals have been produced that can create the same colors, and strict health regulations requiring special handling and storage of uranium in glass production make it highly unlikely that custard glass will ever be produced in any substantial quantity again.

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