Coffee cup and saucer set produced in France circa late 1950s in a beautiful Art Deco style. A few French glasswork companies in the 1950s – 1960s were manufacturing this delicate *opalescent, light blue milk glass cups and saucers, following from the golden era of art deco glass production synonymous with the 1920s and 1930s. Reputed French makers Lalique and Sabino, and Jobling from England are, to this day, famous for their opalescent art deco glass creations. Opalescent glass has also been produced in various other countries including Italy and Czechoslovakia, where other fine examples have been found.
One way of creating opalescent glass is the slow cooling of the thicker areas of the glass, resulting in crystallisation. Another method is used in hand blown glass, using two layers of glass, with the outer layer containing chemicals which react to heat to cause opalescence. Opalescent glass can also be created by reheating certain areas as they begin to cool, again with the use of heat sensitive chemicals.
* Opalescent glass is a general term for clear or coloured glass with a milky white opaque or translucent effect often to either the rim (such as Davidson's Pearline range) or centre of the glass item.
Please Note • Price is for 1 bowl. Items from the vintage collection are sold AS IS. We endeavour to describe the condition of each item to our best ability. Unless otherwise described, most of these pieces are used and will have slight marks and scratches along with slight variations in tone to the milk glass. Occasionally, slight specks may be present in the mlk glass and the edge of the bowls. These specks are are not stains but caused during the firing and production stage. Each piece is inspected prior to shipping. We do not accept exchanges or refunds on these items unless faulty. Breakage from improper care, use, storage or put through extremes temperatures will not constitute as a faulty item.
Care Instructions • Please hand wash with gentle detergent and a soft sponge. Do not use a scourer pad (including the non scratching ones) as it will scratch the coating. These pieces are not dishwasher safe due to the age and delicate nature of the glass. Do not stack heavy objects on this item.