Opaline Glass

Opaline glass was a gem imitation with a milky white to blue appearance generally cut en cabochon a popular daytime “gem” in the Georgian era. Foilbacked with metallic colored foils helped give the glass a pinkish cast.
Opaline Glass Buttons c.18th Century. ©Victoria & Albert Museum.

Opaline Glass Buttons c.18th Century.
©Victoria & Albert Museum.