Small Bristol Blue Glass Rolling Pin



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Small  Bristol blue glass rolling pin.

Regency to early Victorian.

These rolling pins were often purchased by sailors as love tokens for their sweethearts, & filled with a variety of items such as cocoa, baking powder but most popular was salt,(a heavily taxed item in Regency times, making it a welcome gift). Sometimes they were filled with ribbons and beads for a trousseau. Sometimes sailors would fill them with prohibited French brandy or rum to smuggle back home.

Many superstitions surrounded these rolling pins, so they were used as a lucky charm on board ship, or if it broke, a sailor might never return, or he may be lost to another woman. In the home, they were hung by the fireside to keep the salt dry.

Length: 34.5 cm, W: 5cm

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