Vintage White Milk Glass Fluted Pedestal Centerpiece/Compote

$32.00

This vintage milk glass pedestal dish has a lovely diamond and square cut pattern.
The edges are ruffled with a deep wave.
A perfect centerpiece or compote
There are no chips or cracks and it measures 8" x 9" diameter x 4 1/4" base

Milk glass, also known as "opal glass," has been around since the 16th century, but the term "milk glass" was coined in the 20th century to describe the opaque plates, goblets, serving items, and decorative glassware objects that became popular in the late 1880s. Unlike typical glass, milk glass scatters light by the Tyndall effect, making some opal glass appear bluish from the side and reddish-orangeish in the pass-through light.
Made into decorative dinnerware, lamps, vases, and costume jewellery, milk glass was highly popular during the fin de siècle. Pieces made for the wealthy of the Gilded Age are known for their delicacy and beauty in color and design, while Depression glass pieces of the 1930s and 1940s are less so.
Opaque Glass originated in 16th century Venice and came in a variety of colors, including white, pink, yellow, blue, and brown. The white variety beloved today rose to prominence during the Victorian era, when 
it was coveted as an economic dead-ringer for porcelain. (The Victorians also get credit for coining the term "milk glass.")
Its production and popularity waned during the Great Depression but saw a resurgence after World War II. Thanks to a frenzy of mass production during the 1950s and 1960s from companies such as Anchor Hocking, Fenton, and Westmoreland, the mid-century finds are readily available today.
To make this type of glass, opacifiers like bone ash, or tin dioxide and arsenic and antimony compounds are added to the glass-melt mix. White glass not produced in this manner is not considered real milk glass. True to its name, "milk glass" is generally milky white, but it may also be blue, pink, yellow, brown, or black. Milk or opal glass tends to be ornate and whimsical in decoration, while other types of white glassware are often utilitarian.

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