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19th Century Nailsea Glass Rolling Pin

Heading : Glass rolling pin
Date : c1800-1830
Period : George III
Origin : England. It may be from Newcastle, Stourbridge, Warrington or Bristol, Alloa or even perhaps Nailsea
Colour : Amethyst
Body : Worn gilding
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 32.8cm in length and approximately 5.6cm in diameter
Condition : The gilding is worn
Restoration : None
Weight : 201 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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  • Product Code: 2017011728a
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  • £35.00


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