Date: October 1, 2020 | Photography: Rett Peek |
Colorful and charismatic, Opaline can be an eye-catching accessory in any room. Produced in 19th century France, the hand-blown pastel glass may be adorned with gilded or painted decorations; however, its shapely beauty and distinctive hues can stand alone. The opaque pieces, which some say closely resemble milk glass, come in an array of colors from green to pink, yellow to blue, and, yes, even white. The collectible takes such varied forms as vases, trinket boxes, decanters, and goblets—all of which are still highly sought after today.
Special thanks to Bear Hill Interiors for use of these pieces for this feature.