Manufactured in 1938

 The moonstone name denotes the way the glass appears to glow like the light of the moon, and the name Vertique refers to the vertical ridges of the bowl.

 There are a couple of unique characteristics to these Aladdin lamps. One is the intense glow the "yellow" Vertique displays under a black light. This is due to the use of uranium as a coloring agent in the glass.   See The Glow!

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  Another more controversial characteristic of Aladdin Vertique lamps is that they can be found with what appears to be a foot from the Aladdin Quilt lamp. While quite similar in their design, there is a small difference. The Vertique foot has a smooth ring of glass running around the rim of the foot, just prior to the diamond design. On the Quilt foot the diamond pattern carries right to the edge of the foot. Vertique lamps found with the Quilt foot design were thought to be lamps that had been repaired and the feet exchanged. That idea was disproved when someone found a yellow Vertique lamp with a foot identical to the Quilt! Since the Aladdin Quilt lamps were never produced in yellow moonstone, this could only mean that a Quilt mold was used to make feet for some Vertique lamps.

See the proof!


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