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French Blue Opaline

Portieux Vallerysthal

Blue Opaline glassware ranks up there in my "pieces of glassware everyone should have".  Specifically, goblets by French manufacturer, Portieux Vallerysthal (1930-1939).  You may have seen them on social media, at a nearby antique shop, or a friends beautiful table setting.  It is hard to deny their signature turquoise color, graceful spindle stem and classic yet modern style.  Below is a collection of my opaline goblets (along with some Italian and American glassware).  One might say, I have a teeny tiny obsession.

This glassware usually pops up at an estate sale or antique sites.  You would be hard pressed to ever find one in a thrift store, but nothing is impossible.  Their price tag makes it a true investment for your table.  I have since revised this post from 2017 when I noted asking prices could be from $40 to $100.  However, with its growing popularity, be prepared to pay as high as $200 a piece.  They are getting scarce and you have to realize collecting and owning a full set of 8, 10, or 12 of the Portieux Vallerysthal may take some time to piece together.  Here is a little snap shot of some of the many shapes and sizes you can acquire along the way.  From left to right:  Wine Goblet at 4.25"H, Footed Goblet at 4.75"H, Water Goblet at 6.25"H, Champagne Glass at 4.75"H,  Small Footed Goblet at 4.25"H, and Cordial/Egg Cup at 3.25"H.

I love seeing how Portieux Vallerysthal pop on social media.  Here are a few beautiful images along with some images of my own.

Of course, you don't need many to make an impact because their color is so vibrant and intense.   Just a set of 4 or a cluster of mismatched sizes make a statement and let people know you have an eye for something very special!  If you love these as much as I do, shop them here!  Until Tomorrow ~GG

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