19th Century Nailsea Glass Rolling Pin


Product Code:22052801

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Heading : Nailsea glass rolling pin
Date : c1800- 1840
Origin :
England. May be from a number of locations perhaps Nailsea – the attribution of all glass of this type to Nailsea is fanciful although this piece is certainly Nailsea style.
Bowl Features :
Blue. red. and white
Type : Lead
Size : 40.8cm length. 6.2cm diameter
Condition :Excellent. no chips or cracks – some internal residue
Restoration : None
Weight :
658 grams

Additional Information : Often referred to as “love tokens”. many carry slogans such as “wait for me” and “be true to me” and were supposedly gifts from sailors to their betrothed. We can find no evidence for this. They are more likely to be items to be discussed or decorative items. We have seen two pins that had metal and cork stoppers. it is possible that they may have been filled with water and used for rolling pastry. but more likely to contain items to be kept dry. such as salt.

Rolling pins. walking sticks. lamps and pipes were made with ‘end of day’ glass by all manufactories. Attributing all of this glass to the Nailsea glassworks alone is unsound. or Alloa for that matter.



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Weight750 g


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