Today I'm introducing a word from the world of glass. We know there are various colors of glass, one of the most familiar being "milk glass", a white opaque glass. The little glass toothpick below is made from a type of semi-translucent glass called "clambroth", for obvious reasons. Doesn't it resemble clambroth? I think that sounds better than "soapy dishwater", which it also resembles.
Clambroth glass was made by several different factories in the U.S. and England during the late 19th century and into the 20th century. You will find it in various patterns such as "daisy and button" like my toothpick example and made into forms including candle holders, tumblers, oil lamps,bowls, and vases. It's not especially rare and prices for a little toothpick would be about $14 here in Michigan.
I should mention that I have gotten lots of positive feedback about my Wednesday educational posts, so thank you! One of my goals is to always show something from my own collection, like I have today. Otherwise, I could just go through an antique price guide and grab pictures from around the net. Well, I'm the real deal (or should I say "dealer"), and I just want everyone to know that!