|NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó The 20th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show and Sale will return to the Fairgrounds Nashville on July 20-21. The show and sale will be in the Exhibitor Building where it has been held in recent years.
At the show, dealers from 13 states will offer a wide variety of glassware and pottery. Although the show focuses on elegant and Depression glassware from American manufacturers, dealers will also have early American pattern glass (EAPG), American-made pottery, kitchen items, and other vintage glassware. Dealers will offer both common and rare pieces, and the show provides an opportunity for attendees to see many different types and colors of glassware in one venue.
In addition to seeing a wide selection of glassware, attendees will have the opportunity to view an exhibit of glassware that will display the variety and beauty of American-made glass. They will also have the opportunity to attend a seminar on an Indiana Glass pattern.
The theme of this year’s display this year will be ďA Celebration of Glass Collections.Ē Members of the Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee (FGST) will assemble exhibits from their collections. Included will be displays of black glass, Fostoria’s Jenny Lind pattern, McKee’s Rock Crystal pieces, green glass, Fostoria EAPG pitchers, boudoir items, and table settings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The glass to be displayed was produced over a long period of time and will showcase the diversity of glassware produced by American glass houses.
The seminar at 1p.m. on Saturday will focus on Indiana Glass Company’s Moderne Classic pattern. This is an Art Deco-type pattern that was introduced in the early 1930s and made into the early 1940s. The seminar will be led by Dean Lowry, an advanced collector of the pattern. The seminar will be held in the back of the building.
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, W.Va., and other venues devoted to the history and preservation of American-made glassware. Additional information about the show is available at www.fostoria-tennessee.com