Late 19th C. (c1890) Cranberry glass novelty pipe. Often referred to as ‘Nailsea’ glass, a Bristol based company, but in reality such novelties were manufactured as gifts all over Great Britain, sometimes by apprentice glass blowers as demonstration pieces. Constructed from English flint glass with a melodious ring and drawn from a single gather. The curved stem meets five knops before curving to a round bowl with a folded rim. Good striations to bowl with occasional small air bubbles and inclusions.
Overall length (mouthpiece to bowl base) 44.5 cm Bowl depth: 9.5 cm Bowl : 5.5 cm at rim