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Post by Gaby08 on August 27th 2018, 10:43 pm

I bought this large vase at auction described as glass but I can't tell if it's glass or some kind of acrylic. It's not as heavy as I would expect glass to be as it is very tall.
It does 'ring' but maybe acrylic makes a ringing sound too. I know glass is meant to feel colder but I can't tell from that. Is there a way of identifying the material - apart from breaking it! Anyone got one like it or any ideas?Bought as red art glass vase but is it glass? 20180718
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Post by denbydump on August 27th 2018, 11:12 pm

I think plastic should float in water, glass doesn't.
Plastics scratch easily also.
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Post by dantheman on August 27th 2018, 11:13 pm

and don't ping

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Post by Gaby08 on August 28th 2018, 4:21 pm

I'll try floating it! Thanks both for replying.
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Post by RVsaid on September 1st 2018, 8:33 am

Use a hot pin, the float test will not be conclusive
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