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Milk Glass

Milk Glass

By Jeannie Miley
The Finer Stuff of Life

 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.

Majority of the public thinks of milk glass as the samples that were very popular in the 1950s and 1960s.


Fenton’s line of Hobnail milk glass—from fan-shaped vases to toothpick holders to candlesticks—became the company’s flagship pattern in the 1950s and 1960s.

Another very popular milk glass pattern is the Harvest pattern by Indiana Glass and was trademarked Colony of the Lancaster Colony Corp.

Milk glass was originally hand made but it became so popular in the 1960s that Indiana Glass had to adapt the molds to machine use.

The Harvest line included a dinnerware set and accessories to canisters, pucnch sets, decorative items such as vases and candlesticks.

 


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