Opaque glass dinner plates in jadeite green for dining or display. Hand-pressed into cast iron molds. Made in Ohio since 1959. Each sold individually in 6-inch, 8-inch or 10-inch diameter. Also pairs with our jadeite hand-pressed glass mixing bowls.
These stain-repellant jadeite plates will stand up to a blood red beet salad. Serve different dinner courses or use them interchangeably with other dinnerware for a decorative effect.
Opaque glass was first invented in Venice in the 16th-century and came in many different colors. One of the most popular shades was white, leading to the name “milk glass.” To create the opaque color, a chemical compound known as an “opacifier” is added to the glass solution.
In the United States, the glassware gained widespread visibility during the Great Depression. Collectibles were placed as giveaways in cereal boxes and other foodstuffs. As an incentive to promote sales, the glassware was also given away at movie theaters with the purchase of a ticket.
Throughout history, opaque glass has been used not only for tableware, but also in home décor and jewelry. One of the most famous and visible applications of opalescent milk glass is in the Roman numerals of the 14-foot clock face outside Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
USE & CARE
To preserve the longevity of the glassware, hand wash only. Do not place in dishwasher. Not for use in microwave or for holding hot food.
6 inch (15.25 cm) diameter
8 inch (20.32 cm) diameter
10 inch (25.4 cm) diameter
Hand-fired glass (silica sand and soda ash)