I have some hobnail seaglass! And just what is Hobnail glass? See the Glass Encyclopedia.
Here is my glass. Note the mistake: the piece in the centre is just a piece of patterned glass – not hobnail. I have read that translucent milk glass was common for the hobnail pattern but I have never found anything but clear. Though I have found this glass in several different locations, it is all clear glass and the “bumps” are all the same size. This leads me to believe that this particular pattern was popular. The small curvature indicates that the pieces probably came from a large bowl. So I wonder, have you ever seen this pattern? Do you have any idea of its origin? I have looked at hundreds of pictures of hobnail glass but never found a similar pattern.
Note at the bottom of the picture my three handle pieces. Found in different locations, these seem to be handles from glass mugs. Beach Glass does not always need to be perfectly smoothed. Sometimes, the “different” piece is the one that sets the mind to wonder . . . where could this have come from?
If you have any ideas, or interesting pieces of your own to share, I’d love to hear about them.
Next time, continuing on the glass theme, I will talk about the many colours of seaglass found on PEI’s shores.