« Last post by flying free on August 27, 2016, 10:37:29 PM »
I've a feeling the 'vitrified enamel' refers to the enamels used to decorate the piece rather than the glass body itself.
Just thought I'd add that - did someone ask about this? or is just that I recall finding out about this many moons ago.
And yes, I would call all these translucent glass pieces by Richardson 'opaline glass'.
Again, I seem to recall an odd comment in The Crystal Years (the S & W book) about Richardson's doing 'alabaster' glass (in the section about S & W alabaster range), so it's possible they called their opaline 'alabaster' hence the odd comment in the book. But they are opaline glass basically. There are a couple of early pieces in hospital green and pale custard yellow as well but mostly white pieces. Some are very translucent and others appear to be fairly opaque but it can be difficult to tell from photographs.
Not got Manley with me at mo - are the vermicelli pieces registered with rd numbers?