Vase x 12 and Book x 2; 15-160

Name/Title

Vase x 12 and Book x 2

About this object

A collection of 12 Carnival Glass vases. Two books were used by the Collector to document her Collection i.e. location of purchase and price paid.

From Carnival Glass Collection of Marion Edith Wallis (Nee Williams) of Maungaturoto. Collected from 1967 although some pieces belonged to her family.

Carnival Glass is moulded or pressed glass always with a pattern which has a shiny,
metallic, 'iridescent' surface shimmer. Bought by the housewife in 1920's to brighten the home at a time when only the well off could afford electric lighting. Its current name was adopted by collectors in the 1920's as it was sometimes given as prizes at carnivals, fetes and fairgrounds.

Measurements

A: Diameter (at top) 9.5 cm H 25 cm
B: Diameter (at top) 11 cm H 29 cm
C: Diameter (at top) 9 cm H 30.5 cm
D: Diameter 10 cm H 30 cm
E: Diameter 9 cm H 24 cm
F: Diameter 12 cm H 23 cm
G: Diameter 10.5 cm H 26 cm
H: Diameter 8.5 cm H 21.5 cm
I: Diameter 7.5 cm H 18 cm
J: Diameter 8.5 cm H 29 cm
K: as for J
L: Diameter 9 cm H 21.5 cm
M: W 13 cm L 21 cm
N: W 14 cm L 20.5 cm

Object Type

Vase

Object number

15-160

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