Lead glass, probably Irish, 1790-1820

Pearlware, made at the Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, about 1805

This heavy glass bowl was held against a rotating cutting wheel, fed with a stream of water containing an abrasive. Rotating wheels can be made of different materials in a variety of sizes and shapes. Each one will produce a different shape and size of cut, which can be combined to produce complex patterns.

Bequeathed by Mr W Harding, 1936