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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Victorian Sunderland Glass c1880

At Graham Smith Antiques we are always delighted to bring you fine examples from our rich regional crafts heritage. This time we have a pair of late 19th century Victorian Sunderland glass ink pots from around 1880. 
The pots have been made from blown glass with a bubble decoration inside and a large reservoir in the top for storing ink. 

Modern glassmaking began on Wearside 300 years ago. It reached its peak in productivity in the mid-19th century with the development of pressed glass to compliment the traditional blown glass. Sunderland was the principle glassmaking area in the north east of England. After the second world war, Joblings on Wearside introduced the world famous mass produce Pyrex glassware.

These beautiful aqua green glass inkpots are 9.5cm (3.7 inches) in diameter and in good condition. They could be used as paperweights with a touch of class or as highly decorative pieces to bring a graceful detail to your home. 

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