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Viking Glass - BEWARE OF DIPPED VIKING GLASS!

by Preston Ver Meer

Satin Frost or Acid Dipped Glass was done by Viking way back in the 40’s. I am not a big historian but I know it goes back a long ways. I have made no excuses for my lack of knowledge as to the way Art Glass is made. I just love to look at it and collect it.

Many of the Viking Glass Epic Birds produced in the late 70's and early 80's were dipped to give them the Satin Frost look. It is not that hard of process. As a matter of “FACT” it is very simple! It is so simple people are doing it and selling them as Rare Pieces.


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Because pieces of Viking Glass that were not originally dipped by Viking are showing up on Ebay I thought I would show you how easy it is to do.

I took this original Red 5 Inch Viking Duck. Shown sitting on the bench above. Dipped it into a can of Acid and “Shazam” you now have a Satin Frosted Viking Glass 5 Inch Ruby Duck that was not dipped by Viking. This was a very easy process. Put the acid can back in the garage and take your new treasure over to the sink.

Take the Duck over to the faucet and rinse it off and let it dry.

NO BIG DEAL! – BUT NOT RARE!

There were many items in the Viking Catalogs that were given the Satin Frost look and I show them on the website. When in doubt do not pay more than you would UNDIPPED!


Here is your finished "Rare Satin Ruby Duck".

What is this Duck worth today there aren't too many of them around?

They are worth NOTHING MORE than the Regular Ruby Duck and this one is worth even less than that because I used a "Chipped Duck". We all know chipped glass is a disaster.

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9/1/2006


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