We do a lot of research before we list our items and try to describe them as thoroughly and accuratly as we can. Originals in this style were mostly made of inexpensive glass in bottle green, blue or amethyst or in opaque white. Need to check the sellers meaurements when i get this. Marks appear on the end with the cap, just above the curve of the shoulder going towards the end of the pin. Measurements with the pan includ. Such rolling pins were typically filled with salt, though those gift rolling pins might also be filled with one of the usual commodities, such as cocoa, baking powder or spices.
Also check how easily the cap fits the pin. Cocoa, baking powder or spices were all poured into glass rolling pins, though salt was the most popular gift of all. I'm in love with this antique merchant's scale. Constructive criticism, collegial discussion, additional information and queries for more detail are always welcome. This almost torpedo-shaped pin is based on a form originally developed in England in the 19th century as a novelty item. She wore it around Europe, and quilters materialized out of thin air to greet her! It is likely that some of those verses were written by the person who purchased the rolling pin and were therefore custom work. It has a wonderful, old, chippy green finish, and the most amazing galvanized scoop pan that Ive ever seen.
The knobs on these rolling pins came in particularly handy, since it was the usual practice to hang the rolling pin by the kitchen fireplace to help keep the salt dry. This seems like a good idea, but I would think the condensation from the water would be problematic. If items are never delivered that is the buyers responsibility, we will keep records on our end as proof that item in fact was shipped. It is almost certain that small amounts of other prohibited commodities could be smuggled in these hollow glass rolling pins by the sailors who carried them on their voyages. 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. Shine the light at a right angle to the piece and carefully check for a Fenton mark. Marks on both types of pins, the jadite and vaseline, were both extremely faint and blurred.
The bottom of it doesn't have any holes or screws in it. There is a large and small chip on the base and some discoloration only add to it's character. The interior is painted brown. I think this must have come out of a General or Feed store due to the size of the pan and it being a scoop design. Great for a kitchen or restaurant display. Of course the basic value is determined by the glass pin. They were never used in the kitchen to prepare food.
However, there were also a few superstitions associated with those glass rolling pins that were given as gifts to sweethearts. Early wooden rolling pins were typically made of turned , which, if properly seasoned, would not crack or warp out of shape, even under heavy use. Though, in some areas, the breaking of the rolling pin was a sign that the sailor was lost to another woman. We strive for 100% good feedback ratings. Among the most widespread reproductions are the pressed glass with metal ends and blown art.
It is a balance type scale and also has three of the original cast iron weights, 4 lb, 2 lb, and 1 lb size. Please check out our other items! Discover 12 pictorial sewing-room blocks in both and sizes, plus a larger block depicting Sunbonnet Sue quilting. The scale itself measures 8 tall x 12. Most were plain, smooth cylinders meant for utilitarian purposes. Special arrangements must be made Prior to you offerding. This photo shows where the mark is located on the shoulder of the rolling pin.
In some regions, it was believed that if the rolling pin were to fall and be broken, the sailor would never return from the sea. Though quite a number of these glass rolling pins given as wedding gifts were decorated, there were still many more that were free of applied decoration and were therefore quite functional. Beginning in 1980, a single digit representing the decade of production was added to the oval. If you need more than three days please let me know. As the eighteenth century slipped into the nineteenth, the glass-makers of Nailsea continued to expand the colors of glass they could make, as well as the designs which could be applied to that glass. Which is not their secret, nor was the identity of their various contents, during the Regency.
Im in love with this antique merchants scale. It appears to be hand-punched the way punched tin lanterns were made. Regards, Kat Dedication The articles posted here are dedicated to the memory of Georgette Heyer in gratitude for the many hours of enjoyment her books have given me. Most old original caps on the opaque colored glass are made of nonmagnetic aluminum. A series of opalescent art glass pickle castor inserts made by Fenton are also blown.