Bristol Blue Glass Tumblers
Glass has been hand blown in Bristol since the 17th century and since the first foundry was established the city 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’.
The Ruby Glass we stock is also made by the same foundry and to the same exacting standards as they make the pieces in our Blue Glass range. The rich hue is achieved by adding gold to molton glass an expensive but powerful agent. When Ruby Glass was first made in Bristol in the late 19th Century it became very fashionable adorning most elegant houses. Its popularity today is unabated. We think it provides the perfect choice for a gift for a 40th birthday or wedding anniversary.
Choose here from the 2 tumblers we stock - as part of the our service to you we will gift box every item of Blue and Ruby 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.