Milk Glass 9" Coupe Bowl
Milk Glass 9" Coupe Bowl
Exactingly reissued by one of the last remaining glass manufacturers in the United States, we are pleased to offer our beautiful Milk Glass Coupe Bowls. These shallow bowls are pressed from original, vintage molds in three authentic, lovely colors: Jadeite, Pink (also known as Roseite) and classic White.
These beautiful hand-finished bowls are perfect for a large salad, your favorite pasta, or as a serving bowl. They are too lovely to ever put away in a cupboard, so use them as a countertop fruit bowl and enjoy their colorful charms every day!
2 1/8" high x 9 1/4" in diameter. Slight variations are customary in pressed glass and should not be considered defects. Bowls are not to be used in the microwave or with extremely hot foods or liquids.
Learn More About Opaque Glass
Opaque Glass originated in 16th century Venice and came in a variety of colors, including white, pink, yellow, blue, and brown. The white variety beloved today rose to prominence during the Victorian era, when it was coveted as an economic dead-ringer for porcelain. (The Victorians also get credit for coining the term "milk glass.")
Its production and popularity waned during the Great Depression but saw a resurgence after World War II. During the 1950s and 1960s companies such as Anchor Hocking, Fenton, and Westmoreland increased production of milk glass pitchers, vases, plates and cake stands in all sorts of shapes and sizes to meet the demand for this timeless collectable.*
*History of Milk Glass adapted from Country Living article
Why Is Pink Milk Glass More Expensive?
The pretty pink cousin of Jadeite, Pink Milk Glass (also known as Roseite) was introduced shortly after World War II, bringing its delicate color and charms to kitchens coast-to-coast. To create the dreamy shade of pink, a rare earth element called Erbium, was added to the molten glass. To perfectly capture that authentic, delicate shade of pink, erbium is also used today in the production of these coupe bowls. It is the addition of rare erbium that adds to the production costs and makes these beautiful pink milk glass pieces a bit more dear than their Jadeite or white milk glass counterparts.
Learn More about Jadeite
Jadeite was manufactured in the United States by many glass companies from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Each company produced a slight variant either lighter or darker of Jadeite's classic seafoam-green jade color.
Jadeite was heavy, durable, inexpensive and, sometimes even free! It was often packaged as a giveaway in food and cleaning products. Many restaurants and diners served meals on Jadeite dishes, as they cost pennies to buy and were sturdy enough to hold up to commercial use.