Antique and vintage glass rolling pins vary from simple clear examples, to the famous Bristol Blue colours, to elaborate multi-coloured Nailsea examples and to examples with motifs and words. They were often hung upon parlour walls and prized as emblems of good luck, only to be taken down when pastry was ceremoniously prepared for a wedding feast. Such pastry was believed to bring good fortune to all who ate it.
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Antique and Vintage Glass Rolling Pins price guide
From the last decades of the eighteenth century, right though the Regency, a vast number of decorative rolling pins were made in Britain. They were all made of glass and most were produced in the many glass works located in the area around the city of Bristol, in southwestern England. And all of those glass rolling pins were hollow. Which is not their secret, nor was the identity of their various contents, during the Regency. Though such details may well be unknown to many people living in the twenty-first century. Despite the mundane household purpose to which these rolling pins could be put, Regency romance authors may find them an ideal, and historically authentic, symbol of love. The origin of the rolling pin has been traced to the Etruscans by historians of cooking implements. The ancient Etruscan civilization reached its height in the ninth century, in the northern regions of the Italian peninsula. These ancient rolling pins consisted of rod of smooth hardwood which could be used to flatten any kind of dough or other malleable food.
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We believe this rolling pin was made in either the s or s. He was a glassblower around the late s and lived in East Stroudsburg, Pa. The piece has a hole-in-one end, which I think was where a cork might be placed. Could you supply some information about it? Thanks for you help. Dear C. In more modern kitchens, rolling pins can be found made of wood, ceramic, marble, stainless steel, copper, aluminum and silicone but seldom does a glass rolling pin turn up in a drawer. When most collectors think of glassware made in Pennsylvania, they think either of the many factories located in the Pittsburgh area or perhaps the Northwood Glass Co. Both locations are in the western part of the state Indiana is a little more central than Pittsburgh , but East Stroudsburg is located in the far northeastern portion. We suspect that if Joseph Pote made this piece, he probably did so in Pittsburgh.
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