Milk Glass

First made in Venice in the 16th century, milk glass has remained popular through the ages and became highly collectable glassware in the 19th century appreciated for its timeless elegance.  Today milk glass is largely identified by its milky white color, but milk glass - originally called 'opal glass', can also be blue, pink, yellow, brown and black - so long as it has an opaque finish.

Antique milk glass is not rare and can be inexpensive, save for serious collectors who may find themselves hard pressed to find quality milk glass pre 1930s.  Some of my favorites include Fire King (bottom left) and Fenton Hobnail (top left).  But you need not look far to get the look of milk glass.  Take for example this ceramic bottle stopper from Anthropologie.  I mean, cute right?!

J xx

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