Rarity/Value of beautiful sea glass piece. Stopper?
by Brian W.
Color in sunlight
My friend and I were walking on the beach the other day in So. Cal. She is into sea glass, and I'm just into anything at the beach. At one point I looked down and saw a bright yellowish something behind a rock at the water's edge. I was hesitant to touch it, as it looked like it might be some sort of jelly something. I pressed on it, and felt it was hard, not jelly. I picked it up, and it felt like glass. I was floored by the beautiful yellowish color and near perfect shape. Right away, even without reading up on it, I felt it was special, and that it must be a bottle-stopper of some sort. I presented it to my friend as a gift. She's pretty special too.
Later that night, my friend consulted her books, and felt it could be Vaseline glass. Once she explained what it was, I told her that I had a hand-held black light that we could check it with. The images below share what we saw.
This piece looks yellow, with a touch of green under sunlight florescent light. Under black-light it lights up amazingly.
We're interested in what the enthusiasts/experts have to say about this little gem of glass. Any input on the rarity, the likelihood of it being a bottle stopper, and some idea of desirability, value, real color description, etc. is greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Happy collecting.