I envision these Fenton hobnail milk glass items on my table at either Easter or Mother’s Day–perfect for Spring! I found these pieces at one of my favorite shops, Grand Bazaar Antiques in Mendham, NJ. These pieces will complement the Fenton cake stand I found last year (see prior post).
Although milk glass has been around since the 16th century, today’s collectable items usually stem from the 1840’s and newer. However, there are different degrees of value depending on the time period. For example, those made in the 19th century are considered quite valuable but those made in the early 20th century is also considered worthy. The 20th century pieces that are most valuable are those made during World War II. It was during the 1950’s and 1960’s that milk glass became really popular and was also mass produced. Although these designs are still quite pretty, they can also considered less valuable.
Here is a great resource for collectors of vintage milk glass: http://milkglass.org/