Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Portiux, France London, England Milk glass pieces dating from the mid s through the beginning of the s are highly sought after by collectors and are generally considered the most valuable, as are the pieces made during the second World War. Identifying any antique glass is simple. First, see if the glass is marked, finding a mark is the first thing to look for when buying ANY antique, period. Well, if you are a purist, naturally it doesn't belong. You can not imagine what a problem that can be when your collection has grown into the hundreds of pieces. Most early makers of milk glass did not mark their products. You are not alone, believe me.
How to Identify Valuable Milk Glass
Karen Knapstein December 16, Vintage Fire-King dinnerware is a prime example of antique glass that is affordable and usable. Any piece that is grainy is probably NEW. Buyers are taking advantage of the ability to gather up affordable vintage pieces and using them to reconnect with a bit of the past. Hisle advises if you are buying over the telephone or Internet, ask the seller as many questions about the condition as possible. Hold the piece of milk glass up to a good light source I prefer natural light and see if there is a halo of iridescent colors right around the edge, look for reds, blues and golds. According to Anchor Hocking, for the last 30 years manufacturers used soda-lime silicate to produce tempered, heat-safe glass. And never, ever expose it to the high temps of a modern dishwasher.
Collecting vintage milk glass
Hold the piece of milk glass up to a good light source I prefer natural light and see if there is a halo of iridescent colors right around the edge, look for reds, blues and golds. It includes historical and identification details, in addition to a collection of categorized links to milk glass items for sale on the Internet primarily eBay. Jade-ite wares are eagerly sought in Japan. Starting out by pursuing common pieces gives collectors much-needed experience for spotting cracks and flaws in authentic Fire-King, as well as what comes from the factory.
Antique Milk Glass
Description: After World War I, the popularity of milk glass waned, but production continued. You'll also be signed up to receive e-newsletters from Antique Trader and partners. There are millions of pieces of Fire-King out there, so condition is key when collecting. Buyers should educate themselves on shapes, sizes, patterns and details. Be careful how you handle old Fire-King.