This piece has a very unusual double chambered design. Two liquids, such as oil and vinegar could be stored in the same vessel, and poured from separate spouts. It is a very technically challenging piece in which the glass maker starts the single glass bubble and splits it in half to create the two chambers. An example of this piece was found in the drawings of John Greene, of the London Glass Seller’s Company. This Company imported large quantities of glass from Venice, Italy between 1667 and 1673. A similar Spanish piece from the 18th century is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This Item does not contain lead.
Each year a special item is crafted at the Glasshouse of 1608. This item represents a unique aspect in the development of hand blown glass. The item will be available for one year only. On the bottom of each special issue item you will find Jamestown Glasshouse etched along with the year of issue. Each item is also numbered.