Origin: Made in Britain
Material: Cobalt Blue Glass
Colour: Cobalt Blue
Height: 15cm (approx)
Length: 20cm (approx)
This beautiful Bristol Blue Glass piggy bank makes a charming decorative item that doubles up as a piggy bank. It is capable of holding notes as well as coins with a slit on top and a cork stopper as a snout. It is uniquely designed and handmade, using traditional techniques, by our artisans in Bristol using blue glass. Whether kept at home or professional environment, this elegant piece will stand out on any sideboard and is also a great gift for an adult and children.
Bristol blue glassware is made using a mixture of cobalt with molten glass, whch gives it a distinctive blue colour.
No moulds or machines are used in any part of the manufacturing process. Each glasswork is crafted using basic hand tools and traditional technques, making each piece very unique and extraordinary. A legacy item.
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Handmade Bristol Blue Glass Piggy Bank
The Bristol artisans have been making stunning high-quality glassware and jewellery for over 30 years using time-honoured skills passed down over decades. Peter Sinclair and James Adlington together started this venture back in the late 80s when the traditional English glassmaking techniques were in severe danger of being lost forever. With the aim of reviving a glass-making tradition in Bristol, they were instrumental in re-establishing this legacy art form that had been lost for over 60 years. The company makes some of the finest free-blown glassware in England and train many apprentices to make high quality tableware and jewellery using simple ancient techniques and basic hand tools. Today, they are regarded as the ‘original’ blue glass manufacturers, keeping the art alive.