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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.

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Carder Steuben Bowl - 3183

Whatever Happened To citron Yellow

Posting Number 2686   Date: 04/07/17     Return to Posting List

Rande Bly's post in Thursday's Gazette is a bit misleading. He states that the color "...Citron Yellow no longer exists." That is not true. We just don't have a documented example of it in the Shape Gallery yet. He is correct that the color that used to be called Citron Yellow is now properly referred to as Topaz. This discovery was made by Greg Merkel in his research in Carder's notebooks combined with his x-ray fluorescence analysis of the pieces of glass formerly identified as Citron Yellow. That analysis revealed that the chemical composition of Citron Yellow pieces matched the formulas in Carder's notebooks labled Topaz. Greg presented his findings at the 2016 Symposium.

Scott Hansen

Janice Asks More About Citron Yellow

Where did the citron yellow name originate and why did the citron yellow pieces become classified as topaz? Janice Boyd

Hands On Experience

I got this lovely vase last year at the banquet auction. It started out the as Shape #2909, a 6 vase with ring handles in Citron Yellow. After Dr Merkel presentation and his looking at it when he came through the payment line after the auction, its now listed in my inventory as Topaz. And just as beautiful despite its name change.

Janet Ziffer

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