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The Collectors Cabinet: Depression Glass

The Collectors Cabinet: Depression Glass

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  • Wed 21 Jun ’17, 10:30am
  • Thu 22 Jun ’17, 10:30am
  • Fri 23 Jun ’17, 10:30am
  • Sat 24 Jun ’17, 10:30am
  • Sun 25 Jun ’17, 10:30am
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Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission adult: $10.00
  • Admission child: $0.00
  • Admission Heritage New Zealand member: $0.00

Currently on display in the ballroom cabinet at Alberton is a striking selection of green Depression Glass from the collection of Art Deco enthusiast Sue Olsen.

The 1920s & 30s saw the introduction of machine-made, transparent glassware the USA and Canada referred to as ‘Depression Glass’ for the era that gave rise to it. Since the 1960’s Depression glass has been highly collectable and is now scarce in the open market.

The small display presents an insight into the array of pieces produced, from tableware to elegant vanity sets, ornaments and decorative vases modelled on expensive designer pieces. There are also some examples of uranium glass which glow under ultraviolet light.

Sue’s collection comprises of over 900 items, almost all of them green! Learn more in a public talk on Sunday 7 May at 1pm. This will be an informal talk followed by a Q&A and a spot of afternoon tea. Free with entry. No booking required.

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