What's It Wednesday #12
Milk glass is known for being milky white and opaque or translucent. The original intent was for the glassware to look like porcelain, but cost much less to produce. It originated in Venice during the 16th century and included colors such as pink, blue, black, brown and yellow. You can still find milk glass in some of these colors, however, the opaque white is the most popular.
This milk glass hand dish is ideal for holding business cards or a beautiful butterfly.
In the early 20th century, milk glass was extremely popular among the wealthy. The appeal was in its delicacy and elegance.
This pedestal milk glass bowl is perfect for holding rose buds and petals in the bath. You can see the translucence of the glass in the picture on the right. I found this great find at the local Goodwill for $1.00.
During the Depression milk glass was not produced as elegantly as before. During the 1930s and 40s the production was of a lesser quality.
This hobnail bowl with the top sat on my grandmother's dresser for as long as my mother and I mother could remember. For decades it played the roll of the Tooth Fairy by housing the baby teeth of three generations of children.
What do you remember being on your relative's dresser?
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