Hand Blown Glassware

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  A group of dedicated, skilled craftsmen in Jamestown, Virginia, is carrying on the traditional craft of glass blowing much in the same way it was accomplished in 1608 by Englandís first colonists in the New World. Glass blowing was the first industry attempted by these stalwart colonists and today, the artisans making historic glassware for you take as much pride in their craft as our forefathers did.

The shapes and styles that they manufacture are reproductions of styles found in museums and archaeological excavations of historic sites from the 17th and 18th centuries. We feel sure that you will be pleased in owning this unique glassware and using it on a regular basis. While it will look good on a shelf or in a display case, this glassware is intended to be used both in your home and in your camp.

All of the Jamestown glassware pieces are hand-blown and crafted by resident artisans. The natural color of glass is green so if you seek historical accuracy then your best selections are the green glass items. Since every piece is hand blown and crafted there will be slight irregularities and therefore no two items will be exactly the same.

 
  DO NOT PUT THESE HANDBLOWN GLASS ITEMS IN A DISHWASHER OR OVEN
THEY ARE TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE

 

 
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BG-005  Cobalt Candle Stick    This 8 ĹĒ tall candlestick is a good representation of the type of hand blown glass candlesticks found during the early history of our nation. The blue color of the glass is made by adding the mineral cobalt. The glass imparts a blue glow to any room when placed in a sunny location.    $20.00

BG-006  Ruby Red Perfume Bottles    These traditional bottles with ground glass stoppers have been in use since the earliest days of the glass blowing industry. They were used to hold perfumes, pharmaceuticals, precious oils, and other liquids sold or used in small quantities. The ground glass stopper provided the most secure method known at the time of sealing volatile liquids prone to evaporation. The red color of the glass comes from the addition of copper to the molten glass. Bottles come in three sizes, please specify size desired.    4"=$6.00    5"=$8.00    7"=$10.00

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