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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Show & Tell Friday......the Milk Glass is back, plates this time!

Time for Show and Tell Friday thanks to Kelli, be sure and check out her blog,http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ , for other Show and Tell posters this week. Always fun to see what others are showing!

Someone before had commented about milk glass plates I used in a table scape, so thought I would go back to my milk glass collection to do a bit of showing and telling.
These are just a few of my milk glass plates in my collection. I have others, some with more painting on them, some with mold work ( like my Easter plates I have shown before) in the centers, some bigger and some smaller.
There really is a great variety of them that were made. Originally by many of the old glass companies in Victorian times, then the molds were purchased by newer glass companies and reproduced with a variety of decoration on them.
(Click on any photo to enlarge)

Plates from L to R, Top to Bottom= Sheaf of Wheat border, Wicket border,
Gothic border and 101 Border.




Close up of Sheaf of Wheat aka Diamond & Shell border.
This has some really fine glass edges, I think an error in molding or
production . Also you will see little black specks in the glass, these are usual inclusions
for very old glass. You will also sometimes see bubbles or pour marks in the old glass.
These are all normal and do not devalue in anyway.

From L To R, Top to Bottom = Lacey Heart border , Sunflower border,
Lacey Edge border and Scroll with Eye border.


One with a great sunflower border.
Many of these plates had hand painted centers also but are hard to find with
painting intact.

Another with a more opalescent look to the edge.
Definitely Victorian this might have had a photo in the center at one time.








11 comments:

Barb said...

Beautiful, and interesting.

Blessings,
barbara jean

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

They are all wonderful. Thank you for sharing those great photos of your plate.

Happy Friday

Lots of luv,
Ita

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh so pretty!!!!

The direct link to show n tell is HERE

Jane said...

These are so pretty and unusual. Thanks for sharing. May God bless your week.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Thank you for sharing the information on those lovely plates. Learning about the beautiful things in life is one of the perks of blogging.

Charla

Love Bears All Things said...

I never knew there were so many designs in these plates.
Mama Bear

Blue Creek Home said...

Your collection of reticulated plates are just lovely. Thanks for visiting me.
Rhon

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful Plates! I have a few pieces but not as pretty as yours. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://mygardeningwoes.blogspot.com/2009/06/show-and-tell-friday_19.html

ceekay said...

Beautiful milk glass plates. Milk glass is always so pretty!

Carrie said...

Thank you for the interesting info. about your milk glass plates!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful collection! I love how delicate Milk Glass is.
~Kelli