Milk Glass Book
(Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Frank Chiarenza, James Alexander Slater
"Milk glass" today is considered neither white nor entirely opaque,
as illustrated by more than 450 photos in this book. Drawn from the extensive
collections of members of the National Milk Glass Collectors Society, most
pieces pictured here have not appeared in any previous book. Even long-time
collectors will be surprised to see items they have never encountered.
American, English, French and other foreign manufacturers are represented.
Some pieces are shown here in extremely rare colors. A special section
shows items that have puzzled collectors or whose distinctive qualities
merit special attention. Twenty-four pages from early catalogs of the French
glasshouses Vallerysthal and Portieux are reprinted in color illustrating
exquisite pieces. A checklist of major manufacturers, selected readings,
index, and value guide are also provided. A must for lovers of milk glass,
this book will appeal to all who appreciate finely-made glass.