Friday, October 8, 2010

French Milk Glass

Opaline Glass is a decorative style of glass made in France from 1800 to the 1890s, though it reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s. The glass is opaque or slightly translucent and has a high lead content which defined it as "demi-crystal" or semi-crystal. 

All opaline glass is hand-blown and has a rough or polished pontil on the bottom. There are no seams and no machine engraving. Most all opaline glass is not branded or signed.

 Portieux Vallerysthal made lots of robin's egg blue glass they call Opaline.
 I recently acquired two sets of champagne/sherbet glasses.

A set of 6 and a set of 8, both in mint condition.

Offered at

$120 for the Set of 6 ~
~  $160 for the Set of 8 ~

Email me to purchase

Both Sets Sold


Hamptontoes said...

Those are absolutely fabulous! I adore the shade of blue. If I lived close by you I'd snag those in a heartbeat!

Marie said...


***** Marie *****

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Therese ... these are absolutely gorgeous and I adore the robin's blue colour. Do you post to Australia? Hope you are well and I will email for a price. Love them!
best wishes

Unknown said...

Gorgeous --- that color makes my heart go pitter patter!!! And they remind me of Eddie!!!
xo E

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Love, love! I am tempted to ask you for pricing, but need to hold back.


Beach House Living said...

I'm so tempted...

Pamela Hunt Lee said...

Not only are the goblets spectacular, but how about the sculptural shell piece in the background? Beautiful!

Lindsay said...

So so gorgeous! I think Erin from Elements of Style collects french opaline. Have a great weekend! xo

Privet and Holly said...

Love the history!
But, I dare not
start one more collection!
Hope you are enjoying
the weekend : ).
xx Suzanne

vicki archer said...

These are superb....xv

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Fascinating history. They certainly are beautiful. Too tempting. I dare not start another collection!


These are so beautiful! I can see them with soft pinks, grays and white..
Oh what a beautiful table setting would that be!