Strange Piece Of Opaque Pastel Green Beach Sea Milk Glass, Jadeite
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Strange Piece Of Opaque Pastel Green Beach Sea Milk Glass, Jadeite:
An unusual piece ofOPAQUEPASTEL GREENbeach combed sea glass,found on a remote beach in the Pacific Northwest.It is fairly large, flat, and then has a small "point" on one end. Most likely, this came from a small footed dish, and the "knob" used to be one of the legs.
This glass is typically Depression-era to 1960's, and came from functional glassware often known as "Jadeite," frequently sold under the trade name "Fire King." Unlike most sea glass we find, this glassware was heat-tempered, which made it more durable on one hand, but also more brittle, on the other. As result, it is quite rare to find smoothly rounded pieces without chips and fresh breaks. Although not often mentioned among seaglass collectors, opaque glass can actually be quite scarce, but condition tends to be a problem--especially on larger sized pieces.
This particular pieceis invery smooth condition with "all-over" frosting and nicely rounded edges... about as close to flawless as you get with this type of glass.It measuresjustabout 1 1/8" (28mm) longby11/16" (17mm) across and isjustover 1/4" (6mm) thick, at thickest-- most of it, though, is only 1/8" (3mm) thick.Nice and unusual example of a fairly uncommon type of sea glass.
Shown here with a dime for size comparison, from different angles:
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