1950's West German Milk Glass Earrings
These earrings are not only unique, but a neat piece of history. Crafted in West German, these earrings were all the rage in the 1950's. They are white with gold tone wire work and gold tone screw backs that are in perfect working order. There is some discoloration to the backs (view photos) with NO chips, cracks or breaks to the stones. The stones are held in place with hand twisted wires and then glued to the backer. These earrings will add that retro vibe to any ensemble. They look particularly fetching with that black jumper or red sweater. Belonging to a beauty named Helen who was a social worker in New Mexico. She was married with a son and was truly a bright light in this world. Her son is now looking to find a good home for a few of Helen's items and has asked me to help with this task. Let's see if you fall in love with these as much as I have.
* Gold Tone (NOT solid gold)
* Milk Glass Beads
* No Maker's Mark
* Origin - West Germany (stamped)
* Measure approx. 1" inch in diameter
* 12.38 grams
* c. 1950's
Milk glass, also known as "opal glass," has been around since the 16th century, but the term "milk glass" was coined in the 20th century to describe the opaque plates, goblets, serving items, and decorative glassware objects that became popular in the late 1880s.
France was the first place milk glass came into vogue, and antique 19th-century French opal glass is highly collectible today. By the early 1900s, opal glass was a symbol of the style and taste of American households enjoying the fruits of the Gilded Age.