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Stonehenge Equinox Dartington Crystal Range

14 October 2011

 

 

Stonehenge’s true purpose is shrouded in mystery, but one theory is that it was a giant calendar.
It is believed that the stones and the surrounding 56 Aubrey chalk pit holes make it possible to predict the spring and autumn equinoxes, when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is almost equal.

Our Stonehenge Equinox Range of glassware has been produced exclusively for English Heritage by Dartington Crystal in Devon. Each piece has been individually handcrafted and hand-engraved by master craftsmen. The design is taken from an original 18th-century etching depicting the relationship between the holes and and the stones, held at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.

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Stonehenge Tumbler

The tumbler has been made by leading glass-makers, Dartington, exclusively for English Heritage. Each piece has been hand-blown in their workshops in Devon in 24% lead crystal and is sandblasted with Andrew Davidson’s specially commissioned Stonehenge trilithon design.

Stonehenge Shot Glasses

Made exclusively for English Heritage, each glass has been hand-blown in Dartington’s workshops in Devon in 24% lead crystal. They have been individually sandblasted with Andrew Davidson’s specially commissioned Stonehenge trilithon design to create a special souvenir gift.

Stonehenge Tankard

This exceptional glass crystal Tankard from Dartington offers a very special way to enjoy your favourite beer. Individually sandblasted on the front with English Heritage’s specially commissioned Stonehenge trilithon design by Andrew Davidson, it makes a lovely souvenir gift to treasure for years to come.

Stonehenge Decanter

Serve up spirits, brandy and fortified wines in classic style using this exceptional glass crystal decanter from Dartington. Individually sandblasted with English Heritage’s specially commissioned Stonehenge trilithon design by Andrew Davidson, it makes a very special souvenir gift to treasure for years to come.

Stonehenge Platter

The glass Platter has been hand-blown in 24% crystal and created exclusively by Dartington for English Heritage. It has been hand-engraved by Dartington’s master engraver, Nick Davey with English Heritage’s specially commissioned Stonehenge Equinox design, inspired by an original 18th-century etching held at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.

Stonehenge Vase

The glass vase has been hand-blown in 24% lead crystal exclusively for English Heritage. It has been individually hand-engraved by master engraver Nick Davey with English Heritage’s specially commissioned Equinox design. Inspired by an original etching in the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes, it shows the interpretation of Stonehenge as a giant calendar, using the sun to predict the spring and summer equinoxes.

Stonehenge Bowl

The Bowl has been produced exclusively for English Heritage by Dartington. Each piece has been individually hand-blown in 24% lead crystal and hand-engraved by master engraver Nick Davey.