Here are some pretty pieces to add to your own collection.
In the 1950s and 1960s, milk glass vessels were florists' go-to.
Key sections include dating, typing/typology, glassmaking, colors, finishes, bodies and seams, bases, fragment identification and a glossary.
Bill Lindsey discusses antique bottles, including mouth blown bottles, bitters, figurals, inks, medicines, flasks, and many other varieties.
Throughout the following centuries archeologists and historians have dated milk glass: Naturally, milk glass pieces from these very early times are not those collected by the average glass collector.
The first pieces of milky white glass date to approximately 1500 B. when Egyptians used it for ointment jars and drinking cups.
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.
He also explains the history and methods of early bottle production, and how diggers find bottles.
When people talk about Italian art glass, they are usually referring to the vases, paperweights, goblets, and decorative objects produced in the city of Venice and the adjacent island of Murano.