1 describing the item as antique . Milk glass items were manufactured in the US by many companies 1870-1910. enormously popular originally because the first wave of items were truly white and resembled fine china. they "went with everything in the home." 1890 found numerous companies such as Atterbury, Chalinor Taylor, Dithridge, Eagle Glass, Flaccus,Gillinder, Hobbs Brockunier, all racing to fulfill the demand for table sets, lacy edged, and covered animal dishes now truly antique. fancy colors such as blue enjoyed limited popularity. green did not sell well and now is considered rare.
Next came Milk glass that no longer resembled dense white china.. but had a translucent quality - perhaps more truly having the look of milk. and includes the early westmoreland & mckee covered animal dishes that originaly held mustard and were available in early general stores as time went on factories like Imperial Glass, Indiana Tumbler and Goblet, John E Kemple , Westmoreland Glass (no longerWestmoreland Specialty co) continued to make milk glass in quantity up to and including the 1950's . This last span can generally be honestly referred to as "vintage' rather than reproduction in the true meaning of the word. A pale yellow milk glass manufactured in table sets, as well a souvenier items came into fashion in the very early 1900's . Kown as Custard glass.never as popular as milk glass but due to its showy qualities much gold trim and limited hand painting is popular and scarce and pricey. Westmoreland and FentonGlass continued to make quality milk glass into the 70's, Westmoreland closed their factory abou 25 years ago, Fenton manufacturing quality gift items is still in limited production.....once more in a truly white quality of milk glass in their well knwn hobnail line.
this is a general description to help you with labeling your milk glass as ANTIQUE, VINTAGE OR OLD due to the popularity spanning almost 100 years.!!!