Clear and coloured glass
380 mm (Length)Order this image
Clevedon Court, North Somerset (Accredited Museum)
True ‘Nailsea Glass’ is plain green but the term has come to be used for much coloured and decorative glass of the 19th century.
Hollow clear glass rolling pin with red and blue blotches and having opaque white lining with label 'Nailsea Glass rolling pin circa 1800 12/6'
The Nailsea glass factory near Bristol produced a range of colourful and decorative glass rolling pins. The hollow rolling pins were sometimes filled with salt or spices and given as a gift, often by sailors to their sweethearts. The hollow pins could also be filled with ice or cold water, to keep pastry cool when it was being worked or rolled out.