An Awesome Collector’s Guide to Milk Glass

  • Here is everything you have ever wanted to know about collectible milk glass.

    Milk glass has been around since the 16th century, but the term itself was coined in the 20th century to describe the opaque white plates, goblets, serving items, and decorative objects that became popular in the late 1880s.

    France was the first place milk glass came into vogue, and 19th-century French milk glass is highly collectible today. By the early 1900s, milk glass was a symbol of the style and taste of American households enjoying the fruits of the Gilded Age. These privileged individuals filled their homes with milk glass produced by 19th-century U.S. glass manufacturers, including New England Glass Company, Bryce Brothers, Gillinder & Sons, and Atterbury & Company.

    Milk glass plates are one of the most popular collectibles from this era.

    Discover more about the collector's guide to milk glass on page 2.

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