Friday, February 11, 2011

Antique Milk Glass Hen on a Nest

This is a miniature Hen on a Nest that sits on my windowsill over the sink. Did you know that genuine milk glass has an orange peel color when you hold it up to the light? The sun was shining through this piece when I took the photograph. 

I am a good war chicken
I eat little and produce a lot
Je suis une brave poule de guerre
Je mange peu et produis beaucoup
Artist: G. Douanne, 1917 or 1918
Paris: Union Française; Comité National de Prévoyance et d'Economies. I saved this poster from World War I to go with my own little chicken.

Content in a Cottage


Antiqueaholics said...

I love your milk glass chicken - it has such nice details. I just bought a piece of milk glass yesterday in the form of an urn.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

What a little treasure! My Mom had alot of milk glass. Lovely.