October 7th - 10th, 2011 - The 4th Annual Antique Glass Show and Sale will be held in the Centennial Building, Museum Grounds, 130 Lakeside, Knowlton Quebec. This unique collection will be offered by Canada’s most recognized Antique glass authority, and will offer a unique and diverse selection of antique glassware, all molded from 1850-1960.
Whether the occasion is an elegant dinner party, a casual brunch or a wine and cheese party, each unique piece of Antique glass will magically enhance your presentation. Notable for its’ beauty and strength, we have been enriched by the beautiful designs and functional forms for over a century, as this glass was designed to last a lifetime. Many of the items date pre 1900, but selections are available in glassware of the Depression Era - 1960‘s, both in clear and coloured glass.
Glass factories, offered glassware not for just entertaining, but for kitchen use, homemaker aids - such as storage containers and mixing bowls, room lighting (before electricity) and for decoration - such as the important flower vase, to brighten the dining table. There wasn’t an original form created, that hasn’t found a use in today’s
lifestyle, as “pressed glass” has been given the reputation of being the most durable glassware, both in its’ day and today. So durable that this glass has lasted everyday use (keeping in mind families were much larger in the Victorian period) for over 150 years, and still in “original condition”.
Functional, beautiful and classic, often means for many people, that it is “out of the budget”. This is not the case with this popular glassware. Prices can start at around $ 25.00 and are comparable or even less than a modern, decorative piece of glass.
The variety of items made in the period is endless, Cake Stands, Chargers and Serving Trays (great for serving up hearty batches of chicken and ribs from the BBQ), versatile all purpose Water Pitchers, Fruit Bowls & Compotes, Wine and Water Goblets, a variety of Barware, Flower Vases, Decorative Candy and Serving Dishes,
Fruit Bowls, Lemon Juicers, Dishes for Condiments, Soap Dishes for the Bathroom, Trays for Perfume, a fruit nappy to hold rings and earring studs, candleholders & oil lamps, the list goes on. Your search for value, elegance, durability and beauty is over - as the definition of all these key aspects, is pressed glass. There will be thousands of items to choose from.
This special event will be held in the Centennial Building, Knowlton Museum Grounds, 130 Lakeside, Knowlton Quebec. Show hours are Friday October 7th from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 6 p.m. and Monday October 10th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission! For more info, please contact Sean at 1-416-294-3005 or or visit www.pressedglassandgoblets.com.