Vetrofond

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Vetrofond glass is manufactured in Italy. Many stockists of Vetrofond glass rods use their own colour descriptions and stock numbers. The last 4 digits used by any stockist for their stock numbers will refer to the Vetrofond factory stock number.

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Vetrofond colours and stock numbers

The information below has been collated by kitzbitz art glass and is intended as a guide only. A special thank you to members of Frit Happens Forum for helping to create this resource

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Stock Number Colour Properties Reactions
1004 clear colours appear lighter encased in clear
1005 crystal clear good for encasing silver glass
1008 yellow (pale amber)
1012 light topaz
1014 topaz reacts with silver glass - reacts with silver to produce organic effects
1016 dark topaz
1020 light grass green reacts with silver glass
1022 grass green
1024 dark grass green
1026 light teal
1028 light emerald green
1030 dark emerald green
1034 light aquamarine
1036 dark aquamarine (aqua)
1038 pale aquamarine (light aqua)
1040 light purple
1042 purple
1044 dark purple
1048 grey (pale blue grey)
1052 light blue
1054 blue
1058 intense blue
1060 cobalt blue
1064 black
1068 pink
1069 electric yellow striking
1072 orange striking
1076 red striking
1080 pale lavender
1082 lavender blue (alexandrite)
1084 light brown
1086 medium brown
1088 dark brown

Opaque/pastels

Stock Number Colour Properties Reactions
1204 white melts easily
1206 anice white very shocky reacts with Effetre nero intenso
1208 silk white
1212 pea green reduces in a propane rich flame
1214 nile green
1216 light grass green
1218 dark grass green very shocky
1220 periwinkle
1224 light sky blue reduces in a propane rich flame
1228 dark sky blue reduces in a propane rich flame
1232 light turquoise reduces in a propane rich flame - reacts with ivory
1236 dark turquoise reduces in a propane rich flame - reacts with ivory
1240 light lapis blue
1242 lapis blue
1246 cobalt blue (lapis cobalt)
1248 light grey
1250 medium grey
1255 flower pink (odd) soft pastel pink, slightly streaky
1256 dark pink
1260 light pink
1262 dark ivory reacts with fine silver to produce organic effects - reacts with copper glass
1264 light ivory reacts with fine silver to produce organic effects - reacts with copper glass
1268 pearl grey
1272 violet

Specials

Stock Number Colour Properties Reactions
1404 light lemon yellow saturated colour reacts with silver glass
1408 medium lemon yellow saturated colour
1409 translucent yellow
1412 dark lemon saturated colour
1416 bright acid yellow
1420 coral saturated colour sinks into ivory base - reacts with copper colours
1424 carrot red saturated colour
1428 light red saturated colour
1432 medium red saturated colour
1438 purple red saturated colour reacts with ivory and copper colours
1444 light brown saturated colour
1448 dark brown saturated colour
1456 gold pink
1460 yellow ocher (wasabi) saturated colour spreads over ivory base - reacts with copper glass

Odd lots

Where two stock numbers are listed, the first is the one used by Frantz Art Glass, the second is as listed on Glassworks.be. Frantz Art Glass renames and renumbers some of the glass.

Stock Number Colour Date Properties Reactions
1260 pink swirl opaque candy pink swirled with transparent shade of darker pink
1402 custard
1420 rosehip varies from translucent rose red to opaque orange
1801 cosmic storm late 2007 contains sparkles reacts with silver glass - bleeds in to ivory glass
1802 apricot jam late 2007
1803 candy corn late 2007
1804 tomato soup late 2007
1805 orange dreamsicle late 2007 Reacts with EDP
1806 smoke rings late 2007 semi-transparent. Wispy, streaky ivory in clear
1807 frog pond late 2007
1808 swamp moss late 2007
1809 jungle twilight late 2007 dark, streaky evergreen
1810 lemongrass late 2007 semi-transparent reacts with iris gold frit
1811 moon rock late 2007 striking strikes from brick red to purplish coral
1812 jupiter late 2007
1819 biscotti May 2010 speckled may reduce to golden sheen?
1820 pale pesto May 2010 pale speckled yellow-green good base for silver glass
1821 verde muschio (green moss) May 2010 transparent rod that strikes to pastel reacts nicely with raku, silver, and striking silver glasses
1822 cream May 2010 speckled
1823 mauvelous May 2010 pale mauve
1824 purple plum May 2010 very soupy reduces easily
1902 green mosaic petroleum 2005
1903 red rainbow striking 2005 transparent
1904 dark dark ivory 2005 greyish ivory
1906 chardonnay 2005, 2006 transparent 2006 batch different colour
1907 dirty white (light/pale ivory) 2005
1909 trans green odd (pale emerald)
1910 translucent yellow odd 2005 streaky
1911 silk white (opal white) 2005
1912 olive green pastel 2005
1914 green emerald light 2005 transparent
1916 green emerald dark 2005 transparent
1917 Trans amber(streaky) 2005 reacts with silver glass - reacts with ivory
1919 pale ivory reacts with fine silver to produce organic effects
1922 transparent sage green
1925 transparent pale blue
1926 sea green (seafoam) (minty) 2005
1927 ocean green 2005, 2006 turquoise, 2006 batch darker reacts with ivory, more resistant to reduction than standard turquoises
1931 river rock (brie)(avocado) mid 2007 reacts like dark ivory but is greenish, reacts with fine silver to produce organic effects
1932 fish pink 2005
1933 pink no.3 2005
1934 (1255?) pink flower soft pastel pink, slightly streaky
1937 arancio perfecto striking, transparent
1938 pale aqua streaky 2006
1939 intense tangerine early 2007
1940 italian marble a pale pale pink that will get pinker when worked heavily
1941 pineapple sparkle early 2007 contains sparkles
1942 watermelon (poppy) mid 2007 reacts with silver glass - reacts with ivory and fine silver
1943 orange sherbert mid 2007 ranges from mango orange to free range salmon pink, opaque. reacts with silver glass
1944 tangerine sparkle mid 2007 contains sparkles
1945 new white (custard) mid 2007
1946 sunshine mid 2007
1947 yellow ice (lemon ice)(belgian lace) mid 2007 good base for silver glass. reacts like dark ivory but reaction is lighter
1948 banana cream mid 2007 opaque, striking
1949 lemon meringue mid 2007 opaque, striking reacts with Effetre copper green
1951 transparent candy apple red
1952 violet odd (purplicious) mid 2007 slightly streaky, nice soft plummy colour reacts with fine silver and also ivory to produce organic effects. Reduces to slightly brassy lustre
1954 (1416) cool white (odd cotton) mid 2007 reacts with fine silver
1955 seashell swirl mid 2007 reacts with fine silver and ivory, good base for silver glass
1956 odd dark pink opaque
1957 orange punch Aug 2007 opaque, dark reddish orange
1958 pyjama blue mid 2007 variant light sky blue reacts with ivory, reduces easily
1960 odd light pink
1961 carrot red sparkle mid 2007 contains sparkles
1963 (1296) green tapenade Sept 2007
1964 pale avocado Sept 2007
1965 olive green pastel Sept 2007
1966 (1508) dark olive green Oct 2007
1967 (1518) quartz grey Sept 2007
1968 slate blue 2006
1969 pearl gray 2005
1970 transparent streaky sapphire 2006, early 2007
1971 sapphire blue like 970 but not streaky
1975 midnight blue black rod with a blue core
1976 key lime green
1976A key lime/parrot green 2007 solid outer colour with transparent core of Parrot Green
1977 parrot green
1978 transparent crystal green striking strikes to neon yellow
1979 blue ivory transparent
1980 light streaky brown 2006
1981 medium streaky brown 2006
1982 dark streaky brown 2006
1983 pale ocean blue
1984 (1512) pale moss agate Oct 2007 reacts with silver glass
1985 (1510) moss agate Sept 2007 very dark, almost black
1986 (1520) lichen Sept 2007 reacts with fine silver and ivory
1987 (1522) dark lichen Sept 2007 reacts with fine silver and ivory
1988 pale crystal green
1989 (1542) transparent odd topaz Sept 2007 amber with slightly turquoisey ribbons reacts with silver glass, doesn't like being encased
1990 (1540) honey crunch Sept 2007 shocky, reacts with fine silver and silver glass
1991 (1528) marbled avocado Sept 2007 shocky, reacts with fine silver and silver glass
1992 (1544) banana Sept 2007 striking
1993 (1546) lime sweet (light red jasper) Sept 2007 striking reacts with fine silver and silver glass
1994 (1548) strawberry sweet (dark red jasper) Sept 2007 reddish cinnamon chocolate reacts with fine silver and silver glass
1995 jupiter Nov 2007 streaky orange reacts with fine silver and silver glass
1996 bloody mary Nov 2007 streaky red/orange reacts with fine silver and silver glass
1997 painted desert late 2007 striking. Orange, salmon and grey
1998 rhubarb late 2007 reacts with fine silver and ivory glass
1999 petrified wood late 2007 reacts with fine silver and ivory glass

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