Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.
Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.

Antique Opalotype (Milk Glass) Portrait.

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These wonderful early century child’s portraits are known as ‘Opalotype’ style photos.

Opalotypes were printed on sheets of opaque, translucent white milk glass.

Early opalotypes were sometimes hand-tinted with colours to enhance their effect.
The effect of opalotype has been compared to watercolor or even pastel in its softer colouring & style.

The technique was invented in the UK in 1857 & waned out of vogue in the 1930’s when other more cost effective methods were introduced.

We’ve named the little girl on the chair Amelié & the baby on the tapestry rug Belle.

These are a highly collectable item which makes them even more covetable.

What an interesting item for your home!

Note - Signs of wear commensurate with age please refer to photos for close up images.

Size - 25cm wide x 30.5cm high.