Welcome to Mermaid's Purse Blog. This is for all Mermaids on land or sea who Love, Love, Sea Glass. These translucent baubles are yesterdays items transformed to true treasures of the sea. The allure of Sea Glass is in the history, science and appearance. Check back often to learn as I learn about Sea Glass. We'll journey together over shores and time, tides and currents, searching for the perfect pieces. Fair Winds and Calm Seas. Deborah Leon.....artist/collector

Friday, February 5, 2010

Aqua Blue Shard, Sea Glass Identification


It was posted last week and now I have some idea of its possible origins. Thanks to the help of my Sea Glass friends from “Sea Glass Artists and Collectors Association” I was led in the right direction.

Using this information I began checking with specialists in antique bottles and glassware, I think we have narrowed it down.

We’ll start with the easy part. Everyone is of the same mind that this shard was in a campfire to some degree.

One collector thought it was from a decanter another suggested it could be part of a glass insulator.

Looking closer, the shard didn’t look thick enough to be from an insulator. The color speaks to an older era and the ribbing is pretty unique.

The photo on the top is a Water or Lemonade Pitcher. The photo on the bottom is an Aqua Apothecary Poison Bottle.

Both are dated in the late 1800’s.

I’m still investigating…just wanted to update my readers on the progress thus far.

Don’t think I’ll be making Sea Glass Jewelry out of this shard. I’ll keep it with my rare and unusual pieces of Sea Glass.

I’ll keep you posted, til then…

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon artist/collector

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