Genuine sea glass kick up's. Collectors items from the Caribbean.
A collection of five genuine sea glass kick-up's. Two olive green in color differing in height and size, one flat seafoam, one raised white (clear) and one black which is very dark olive green when viewed back-lit.
Often referred to as Mermaids nipples, the term kick-up, or push-up, comes from the early days of bottle making when glassblowers physically pushed upwards in the center part of the bottom of a bottle while the glass was still in a molten state. This was usually performed using a metal rod that had a concave head, thus resulting in the domed shape.
Found at the base of the ramparts to the old fort (pictured) in Fort De France, Martinique, French West Indies, one can only guess at the history of these vintage pieces....