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  • Events | Merchant Venturers

    Events ​ June 12th & 13th 2021 TORM EXTRA The Original Reenactors Market, Ryton-on-Dunsmoor for goods and services of the highest Quality with exhibitors who have extended knowledge manufacturing and supplying historically accurate goods. Anne Laverick Info August 7th and 8th 2021 LOXWOOD JOUST Step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family! Legend Presents Ltd Info November 27th and 28th 2021 LUDLOW MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS The Best Medieval Show in the Land! Over 100 stalls of gorgeous goodies not to be found on the high street. From food and drink to toys, jewellery and crafts, the perfect gift is waiting for you! Dakin Events Info July 31st-August 1st 2021 COLCHESTER MEDIEVAL FAYRE Lower Castle Park Colchester. Medieval stalls selling all sorts of wonderful historic crafts, entertainers from the period. Children enthralled by the story tellers. Music wafting from every corner. Food and Drink Festivals UK Info August 14th and 15th 2021 LOXWOOD JOUST Step back in time and experience the verve and vigour of a world where lives were harsh and hearts were passionate at this unique, fun and educational day out for all the family! Legend Presents Ltd Info CANCELLED TEWKESBURY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL Europe's largest annual medieval reenactment. Every second full weekend in July. The largest free medieval gathering, attracting re-enactors, traders, entertainers, and visitors from all over the world. Peggy Clatworthy Info November 12th-14th 2021 TORM The Original Reenactors Market, Ryton-on-Dunsmoor for goods and services of the highest Quality with exhibitors who have extended knowledge manufacturing and supplying historically accurate goods. Anne Laverick Info

  • About Handblown Glass | Merchant Venturers

    Handblown Glass Our historical glasses are replicas of glass from the 2000-year history of glass blowing. All our glasses are entirely handmade. They are mouth blown and driven with timed-cut clippings, glass threads and other decor. A sign of a handmade glass is the so-called punt mark on the underside of the glass called a Pontil mark or punt mark; the scar where the pontil, punty or punt was broken from a work of blown glass. The presence of such a scar indicates that a glass bottle or bowl was blown freehand, while the absence of a punt mark suggests either that the mark has been obliterated or that the work was mold-blown. The soft rounded edge of the top of the glass and some variation in size, thickness and details are other signs of genuine craftsmanship. The glass mass is specially designed to resemble old-time glass. Certain chemicals, mainly metal oxides, have been added to get the correct color scale. The glass mass contains, in different extent, small air bubbles and shifts in structure. Each glass is unique. All these special features of historical glass mean that there can not be two identical glasses. This makes each glass a unique handmade masterpiece - just like the original glass. ​ The green glass, forest glass is crafted using traditional methods that have been handed down from one generation to the next in Bohemia (Czech Republic) since the 14th century. Of course, this means that it is hand blown on furnaces demanding great skill. The presence of tiny bubbles in this glass, as well as its pleasant green coloration make it unique and characteristic. Please note that these are handmade for you, not only does this mean every item is slightly different, it also requires patience. We have a few styles in stock, but most are made as you order. For cold drinks only.

  • Historical Reproductions | The Merchant Venturers

    Last Kingdom Sword Collection Shop Now New Arrivals As Seen In Series And Movies Shop Now Best Seller Quick View Cersei Wine Glass Price £29.50 Add to Cart Best Seller Quick View Shot glass with air bubble Price £21.50 Add to Cart Best Seller Quick View Engraved Wineglass Price £30.00 Add to Cart Best Seller Quick View Rummer Price £29.50 Add to Cart Best Seller Quick View Cersei Wine Glass Price £29.50 Add to Cart Best Seller Quick View Shot glass with air bubble Price £21.50 Add to Cart Best Seller Quick View Engraved Wineglass Price £30.00 Add to Cart Best Seller Quick View Rummer Price £29.50 Add to Cart Shop All About Glass Historical glasses are replicas of glass from the 2000-year history of glass blowing. All our glasses are entirely handmade. Learn More About Horn & Bone Our raw supplies are sourced ethically from renewable resources, often recycling a ’waste’ product from the meat industry Learn More TESTIMONIALS Good morning, I just wanted to thank you for sending me such an exquisite glass. My wife loved it and has not taken it out of her hand. I really appreciate the workmanship and attention to detail. You did an awesome job and I do hope to buy more products from you in the future. Richard T Hi Clive and Lucille. Just to let you know that the Glass arrived safely and I must say its beautiful and also must commend you on your packing. Thank you once again and a pleasure dealing with you Kindest Regards Wayne UK Read More

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