Learn about Milk Glass

Although milk glass has been made since the 16th century, it became popular in the mid 19th century, (when it was called opal glass) and almost all the glass that comes onto the market is from this period, manufactured in England and the USA. The opaque porcelain-like white colour is achieved through the addition of white oxide tot he mix. Other ingredients are added to the mix to add colour: blue, pink, yellow, brown, and even black, but it is still called milk glass. The most common objects were lamps, vases, lustres and other table ware.

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Pair of Victorian lustre vases in satin milk glass and gilded

Two various Bakewell kitchen items Etc, including green milk jug; & Bakewells? porcelain green & white rolling pin. Plus Ballantine's advertising jug, height 9 cm (milk jug)

Large Victorian hand painted milk glass vase 33 cm high approx. together with 2 cut glass decanters & 3 silver plated decanter labels

Victorian milk glass pineapple covered dishes, with original naturalistic paint decoration (5). Height 18 cm. Provenance: The Sembera collection, Shapiro, 2002

A pair of Victorian milk glass lustre vases, each bowl with a castellated rim raised on slender columns from circular bases, hung with multiple long clear faceted glass drops. Height 31.5 cm

Victorian pink and milk vaseline glass Jack in the Pulpit vase

Pair of large Victorian milk overlay glass vases with amber applied decoration

Large Danish Kastrup- Holmegaard gul vase, cased milk glass original. Height 52 cm

Pair of antique French milk glass vases, each approx 25 cm high (2)

Victorian large milk glass apothecary jar ovoid body with printed English crest, labeled 'Pure Drugs' on black glass base with matching cover, 66 cm height

A Victorian milk glass basket vase and two early medicinal bottles

A milk glass duck vase, the moulded and enamel decorated duck standing upon a circular base, its upward facing head and open beak supporting a ruffled cup; unmarked. Height 32 cm

Yellow milk glass vases with enamel decoration, approx 23 cm high (2)

Ruby glass and plate surround jam pot along with a pink milk glass dish

Antique milk glass vase and frosted glass vase, approx 26 cm high and shorter (2)

Victorian Nailsea milk glass ornamental pipe, approx 41 cm long

A pair of ruby and milk glass lustres hand-painted with flowers and strawberries, English, circa 1870, 29 cm high

Pair of antique milk glass lustres, approx. 25 cm high (2)

A Victorian glass lustre vase, circa 1880s, an aqua milk glass waisted vase above a knopped stem and a spreading foot, decorated with gilt and enamel borders and panels and having eight cut crystal prismatic drops. Height 30 cm. Diameter 16 cm.

A pair of large Victorian milk glass vases, circa 1870s, the baluster form white opaque vases with flared rims finely painted with blowsy poppies and roses in shades of maroon and pink with greenery, upon a suffused blue and lemon ground. Height 39.5 cm

Carved oak wall barometer. Milk glass to thermometer cracked. Height 53 cm

One shelf of assorted crystal and glass items including decanters, milk glass, etc.

A Victorian silver plate and glass epergne, circa 1880, unidentified maker's mark, upon a quatrefoil footed base, an urn with caryatid handles raised upon a socle embellished with two birds supporting scroll arms each holding fluted and optical hobnail mil

Antique milk glass vase * British antique dealers association label

Victorian pink milk glass pair of lustre vases with eighteen crystal drops and hand painted with flowers height 36 cm

Victorian blue milk glass pair of lustre vases with sixteen crystal drop and gilding and hand painted flowers. Height 31 cm

A pair of floral-decorated milk glass vases, early 20th century, mallet-shaped, each painted with flowering foliage on the mottled green and cream ground. Height 24 cm

Pair of Victorian French milk glass vases with fern decoration, Approx 30 cm height