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19th Century Nailsea Stoppered Bottle c1860

Heading : 19th century Nailsea clear glass stoppered bottle with white trailing
Date : c1860
Period Victorian
Origin :
 British
Colour Clear glass; white internal trailing with hints of blue in places
Body Features :
 Pulled internal trailing; ground hollow stopper;
Pontil : Snapped to both pieces
Glass type : Lead
Size : 18.3cm tall (with stopper); 7.2cm diameter to base
Condition : Excellent; no chips or cracks; some very small inclusions; ground seal to stopper and collar; wear to base commensurate with age
Restoration : None
Weight : 386 grams

Weight : could be described as an apothecary's bottle given the general form and the presence of a ground seal

Additional Information : 

The Nailsea Glassworks were established in premises near to Bristol in 1788, by John Robert Lucas. Having stated that he wished to dispose of his former business - the provision of beers, cider and bottles - he determined to produce crown and bottle glass; his workforce, however, proved to be far more creative than being restricted to these utilitarian commodities, and also produced domestic and creative pieces, trinkets and trifles, collectively known as 'friggers' as a lucrative sideline.

The manufacture of these items was not, however, restricted to Lucas's company, and similarly-skilled workers at glasshouses from Stourbridge to Sunderland, to Alloa and Forfar in Scotland made other pieces of the same nature. The name 'Nailsea' has, however, become the generic term for such items, but does not infer their specific source in any way.

With this being a bottle it is more likely to be Nailsea made than other utilitarian pieces

Reference: Nailsea Glass (Keith Vincent 1975)

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  • Product Code: 21061711
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  • £140.00


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