Bristol Blue Glass Salad Bowls
Glass has been hand blown in Bristol since the 17th century and since the first foundry was established the city it has grown to become a centre of excellence for coloured glass.
It was Bristol glassmakers who first added cobalt oxide to lead glass to produce a vibrant blue glass which is famous throughout the world today and known as ‘Bristol Blue Glass’.
Each piece is freely hand blown and fashioned to produce the finest most distinctive and original glass and it is this attention to detail that has made it highly collectable for over 200 years.
Each piece is unique and comes hand engraved with the recognised trademark signature ‘Bristol’. Bowls are the most difficult form to make free hand blown - the glass maker studies the practice for years before getting it right. Reminissant of Tibetan prayre bowls in form they also ring the same. Never let a glass bowl ring to the end or else a sailor will die at sea!.
Choose from the 3 sizes we stock. As part of our service to you we will gift box every item of Blue Glass you order from us and for a small extra cost we can also arrange to have the piece you choose engraved to make your gift that much more personal. If you are interested in this service please telephone us on 0117 9825169 for a quote.