Yellow glass

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MFA Acc. #: 1979.667

Description

Glass can be made a transparent yellow color by the addition of small amounts of uranium oxide (bright yellow), Cadmium sulfide (lime yellow), metallic Silver (golden), Selenium (yellow-orange), iron-manganese (straw) or iron sulfide (amber) or a mixture of Antimony and Lead.

MFA Acc. #: 1993.732

Synonyms and Related Terms

amber glass; canary glass; vidro amarelo (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Jack Odgen, Jewellery of the Ancient World, Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York City, 1982
  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Glass"