ProgressLoading...

Hand-Pressed Jadeite Glass Plates

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. (more info)

$18.90
*
ADD TO CART
  • Hand-Pressed Jadeite Glass Plates - Kaufmann Mercantile1
  • Hand-Pressed Jadeite Glass Plates - Kaufmann Mercantile2
  • Hand-Pressed Jadeite Glass Plates - Kaufmann Mercantile3
Hand-Pressed Jadeite Glass Plates - Kaufmann Mercantile

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.

Production & Design

Tom Mosser first gained insight into the glass business as a child. His father, Orie, was plant manager of the famed Cambridge Glass Company, an imprint that continues to be much sought after to this day by glass collectors. Glassware was an important component of the financial development of Cambridge, Ohio, and had been implemented in the city starting in 1901. Tom began to work at the plant as a teenager, and when Cambridge Glass closed in 1954, he knew he wanted to start up a new glass business. It took him five years to gain the capital and acquire enough vintage glass molds and raw materials. In 1959, he opened his glassware manufactory in an abandoned chicken coop.

In 1971, Tom established the name Mosser Glass. Today, Tom and his family – including his wife, son and two daughters – employ over 30 people. They continue to use vintage Cambridge glass molds, as well as innovating original designs.

To create the glassware, artisans gather glass from a furnace heated up to 1800-2500 ºF. The artisan, or “gatherer,” will then press the molten glass into cast iron molds. When ready, the mold is opened and removed to reveal a new piece of glassware. The items are allowed to cool slightly and harden before being polished. The pieces are then put through an “annealer” that provides a controlled temperature to slowly and gradually cool the glass over the course of several hours. 

Specifications

Dimensions
6 inch (15.25 cm) diameter
8 inch (20.32 cm) diameter
10 inch (25.4 cm) diameter

Materials
Hand-fired glass (silica sand and soda ash)

Made in
U.S.A.
close
  • USA
  • Free shipping in the USA for orders $75+ (UPS or USPS).
  • $8 UPS Ground/USPS Priority for orders $25 - $75.
  • $5 USPS First Class for orders under $25.
  • UPS 2nd Day $29.
  • RETURNS
  • 90 days on all unused items.
  • Free return shipping in the US.
  • TAXES
  • NY & NC.
  • INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
  • Kaufmann Mercantile has partnered with BorderFree to offer shipping around the world. During checkout BorderFree will estimate charges for shipping, customs, and duties as applicable depending on the destination for your order. We currently offer the below attractive flat shipping rates with minimum orders.

  • Shipping-chart
  • Click here to read our terms and conditions.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Newsletter-products

See New Products &
Read New Blog Articles

Newsletter-gift-cards

Get a $7 Gift Card
When You Sign Up

We will never share your information and you can unsubscribe at any time.

International Shipping

Kaufmann Mercantile now ships worldwide

Kaufmann Mercantile offers international shopping in your preferred currency –
even if it doesn't match the currency of your shipping destination. Your order total
is guaranteed at the exchange rate when your order is placed.

Borderfree is our global e-commerce partner. While Borderfree handles
your international order and transaction, Kaufmann Mercantile
directly handles all your customer service needs.

or ship to the U.S.