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A short explanation of Opalescent Glass:

There are three kinds of glass which are called "Opalescent". One is the blue-tinged semi-opaque or clear glass with milky opalescence in its centre, typical of Lalique, Sabino, and Jobling's. The colour is produced by the slower cooling of the molten glass in those parts which are thick, causing some crystallization inside the glass. This kind of glass glows a golden colour when light shines through from behind it, and a beautiful blue when light shines onto the surface from the front. During the 1920's and 1930's there were many companies in France who made beautiful opalescent art deco creations. Amongst the best known were Lalique, Sabino, Etling, Verlys, Hunebelle, Dieupart at Simonet Brothers, Cesare, Daniolo, Ferjac, P. D'Avesn, Martel. Vernox and Verart were two trade names from Sabino to compete with the cheaper opalescent glass from Verlys, and Verlux was another French trade name of the time. In other coutries Barolac in Bohemia, Joblings in England, and Val St Lambert in Belgium were also producing beautiful pressed opalescent glass in the 1930's.

The second kind of opalescent glass has a milky white edge or a white raised pattern decorating a coloured pressed glass item. This effect is produced by re-heating parts of the molten glass when it has just started to cool, and heat-sensitive chemicals in the glass turn the re-heated sections white. The easiest way to do this is to present the newly pressed glass item back to the "glory hole" or furnace entrance, and those parts nearest the heat turn white.

The third kind of opalescent glass is hand blown and was normally made from two layers of glass. The outer layer contained heat reactive components such as bone ash. The two-layered piece was blown into a mould with the raised pattern impressed into the metal. After removing the mold, the piece had a raised pattern comprised largely of heat sensitive glass, which turned milky white when reheated. This left the white pattern like a silhouette against the usually clear background.



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