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Vitro-Porcelain / Milk Glass

Vitro-Porcelain / Milk glass - shown below is our current range of milk glass vases, bowls and other decorative antique Victorian collectable milk glass.

Milk glass is a term that was originally used to describe opaque white glassware. It has since become used to include several colours of opaque and translucent glass, including white, blue, green, pink, black, yellow and brown. The origins of milk glass begin in Venice in the 16th Century, when it was then known as "opal" glass. Milk glass is also known as vitro-porcelain glass, a term first used by Sowerby for their range of pressed milk glass, as the opaque glass looks like porcelain. This section of our shop focuses on pressed milk glass produced during the Victorian era and later, by British manufacturers Sowerby, Davidson and Greener, French makers including Vallerysthal and Portieux, and USA companies such as Westmoreland and Fenton.