Heading : Nailsea Glass Bell 19thC
Period : Victorian
Date : c1880
Origin : England
Colour : Clear, cranberry and white
Bowl : A cranberry bell with white pulled trails. Clear glass finial.
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 25cm high, 12cm bell width
Condition : Excellent condition
Restoration : None
Weight : 362g
Additional Information : Established by John Robert Lucas in 1788 the Nailsea glassworks was operational in Somerset, England until 1873. Theis type of decoration is invariably described as being Nailsea or Nailsea type as not all were made in Nailsea. This has an equal probability of being manufactured in Alloa .This example is cased and the spigot and upper half has clear and white glass pulled up decoration below the cranberrey and clear outer case. This is most unusual and a testament to the skill of those who fashioned this.
Nineteenth Century British Glass By Hugh Wakefield