Blue glass collection
Collecting Blue Glass
Did you ever find yourself collecting something with out even realising until you finally stood back one day and you were surrounded.
Blue glass. I must love it .I guess the vibrant blue colour reminds me of the ocean and its amazing the way the light dances with the blue glass. All I know is that I started with a pair of striking blue candle holders and the rest crept up on me. I truly did not notice.
I did not even realise how things had become until recently when I had quests and somehow the conversation moved onto blue glass bottles.One bright spark perked up and said Oh I would never have blue bottles they look tacky.Well it is a good thing I never take things personally and have this amazing ability to shrug things off because with a quick scan of the room it was obvious there was alot of blue glass urns and vases gracing my rimu furniture.We were sitting there blue glass all around us.
A smile come over my face as I laughed at the silly thing she had just said.I would not give up my collection for the world(no maybe for the world I would)but I have somehow found myself surrounded by blue glass and it is just so totally me.
How could you not love it.
History of blue glass and cobalt oxide.
There is evidence evan as far back as 2700BC of early civilizations using Colbalt in glass ordiments and jewelry.Remnants of Cobalt oxide have been found in archaeological digs in many countries.Egypt, Greece, Rome to name a few who commonly used it.
In Britain cobalt oxide was being imported and used for making blue medicine bottles in the mid 1650's.Blue glass bottles were a symble of riches and wealth in those days.
I am not the only one to love Blue Glass and porcelain.Late in the 18th century a potter and a chemist put their heads together and using Cobalt Oxide they came up with blue Glazed porcelain.Towards the end of the 1780's Isaac Jacabs and Lazarus became famous for their Bristol Blue Glass and porcelain.Their company supplied.the aristocrats of Europe who admired it's deep blue lustre and treasured it purchasing their blue glass exclusively.
Today Bristals Blue glass and hand blown glass is still very popular and sort after.Many people love and collect it today.
For the average person collecting blue glass is easy.The market became quite flooded so there is plenty of it around for the taking.You will find vases, urns, bowls, bottles,candle holders the list goes on.If your keen on blue glass start your collecting today.It's fun to collect.
The art of glass blowing.Prepare to be amazed.
There were 10 blue bottles.
Collecting blue glass.
I must say I don't have many blue bottles.You just do not see them around so much today.Perhaps the fashion will soon return. I'm sure that would not bother me.
In the mean time I don,t seem to find it differcult to find blue glass to add to my collection.You can find it on auction sites and at second hand shops.I have gathered mine from these places and for a great price.