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Name: Vaseline

Alternate Name(s): Anna green faceted, Anna yellow faceted (Check names for the glass)

Used by: AC

Derived from: The color of either the petroleum jelly or its bottle.

Earliest Use: Unknown.

Origin: Czech, 19th century.

Distinctive Trait: Partly molded and partly ground facets. Most colored with uranium, the Czechs call these glasses Anna green and Anna yellow. Older ones (pre ca. 1860) have conical holes.

Distribution: Global.

Remarks: Very parochial Americanism.

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