NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 15th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show and Sale in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 19-20, 2014, is providing glassware collectors and enthusiasts with the opportunity to buy American-made glassware and pottery from nationally-known dealers.
This year’s show attendees will find new features, including glass repairer Angela
Boudreaux of Antique Restoration Studio, and on Sunday, members of the Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee (FGST) are providing a glass identification service.
The show and sale will be held in the Exhibitor Building at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. Parking is free if a show card or ad is presented at the entrance gate. Admission is $6 per person and is good for both days. Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.
The featured display is Fostoria’s Coin pattern, which was made from 1958 to 1982. A coin pattern was originally produced by Central Glass Works in 1892, but its production was stopped because the coins were considered to be counterfeits of actual U.S. coins. The coins on the Fostoria pieces are not depictions of actual coins, so production continued for many years.
Fostoria’s coin pattern consists of more than 50 different pieces in various colors. Although the coins are frosted on most pieces, unfrosted and gold-decorated coin pieces exist. The display will be open throughout the show, and it will provide examples of all the colors and many of the different pieces. Members of FGST will present a seminar on the coin pattern on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Other seminars, scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., are being presented by FGST members on cordials and depression glass, respectively.
While the Coin Glass display, the seminars, and the id service all enhance the glass show experience, the main feature of the show is still the wide variety of glassware available from the dealers. The show focuses on elegant and depression glassware from American manufacturers, but dealers will also offer early American pattern glass (EAPG), American-made pottery, kitchen items and other vintage glassware.
The show is hosted by the Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee, a chapter of the Fostoria Glass Society of America. Proceeds are used to support the Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, West Virginia, and other venues dedicated to American-made glassware. For more information, visit www.fostoria-tennessee.com and www.facebook.com/fostoriaglass.tn.