The Ninth Annual Elegant & Depression Glass Show & Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. The show will offer something for anyone who has an interest in elegant and Depression glassware made by American glass companies during the 20th century. Advanced collectors will have the opportunity to add rare items to their collections while new collectors and those who are expanding their collections will find common pieces to admire and buy.
Even those who do not collect specific patterns of glassware will find colorful and functional items at the show to use for decorating or for gift giving. Dealers will be happy to share their knowledge to help shoppers appreciate the history, artistry, and craftsmanship of the glassware they are offering for sale.
Many of this year’s dealers have exhibited at the show in prior years. They will travel to Nashville from throughout the South, East and Midwest, and many will bring pieces that can only be found at the finer glass shows. Last year, many rare pieces were offered including several punchbowls in the American pattern made by Fostoria Glass Company, a glass swan by Heisey, a stained Della Robbia cake server by Westmoreland, and Fireking Jadeite Sheaves of Wheat plates by Anchor Hocking.
The show will provide the opportunity for attendees to meet authors Donald Jones and Danny Corenelius who will have a booth with Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG). Their collection was used for many of the pictures in American Pattern Glass Table Sets, published in coordination with Gene and Cathy Florence by Collector Books.
Again this year, a glass repair booth will be available for those who have glass that is damaged. Paul Boyd of Murfreesboro, Tenn., will be available during the entire show to remove chips, smooth edges, and polish scratched glassware.
Although the show will emphasize elegant and Depression glass, collectors may also find pottery by companies such as Hull, McCoy, Roseville, and Weller; pressed glass; carnival glass; Aladdin lamps; and books for collectors.
The Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee, a chapter of the Fostoria Glass Society of America, will host the show. Proceeds from the show are used to support the Fostoria Glass Museum in Moundsville, W.V., and other organizations that preserve the history and artistry of American glassmakers.
The show will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday and from 11am-3pm on Sunday. Admission of $5 per person is good for both days and parking is free. For more information, contact the show chairman, Bob Fuller, at 615-223-0816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.