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A10082 Tableware (264), glass, made by Crown Crystal Glass Company / AGM, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia / Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, c. 1910-1960. Click to enlarge.

Collection of Australian glass

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, C.1910-1960.

This collection of glass was accumulated by Judith Cooke, who lived at Blayney in regional NSW. Her collection was largely influenced by the advice of Marjorie Graham who was a well-known collector and writer (28 May 1924 - 30 May 1994). The glass collection was purchased by the Powerhouse Museum in 1984. The object file now includes the correspondence from Marjorie Graham to Judith Cook in which Marjorie’s advice is outlined. Judith Cooke gave the correspondence to the Museum in January 2000, t...

Summary

Object No.

A10082

Object Statement

Tableware (264), glass, made by Crown Crystal Glass Company / AGM, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia / Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, c. 1910-1960

Physical Description

Tableware (264), glass, made by Crown Crystal Glass Company / AGM, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia / Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, c. 1910-1960

Production

Notes

This collection of glass was designed and made by The Crown Crystal Glass Company and Australian Glass Manufacturers c.1910-1960.

Australian Crystal Glass Limited was established in 1915 in Wyndham Street, Alexandria, NSW, making pressed and hand blown glass. By 1917 hand blowing had ceased and only pressed continued. From 1922 to April 1926 the company became 'Crystal Glass Ltd' and then in 1926 they amalgamated with Australian Glass Manufacturer's - Crown Glass Works and became known as The Crown Crystal Glass Works Co. Ltd (ref. M. Graham, Australian Glass of the 19th and early 20th Century, p.88). By 1932 The Crown Crystal Glass Co Ltd, was based at Waterloo, and their Trademark resembled that of a 'map of Australia'.

Made

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia C.1910-1960

History

Notes

This collection of glass was accumulated by Judith Cooke, who lived at Blayney in regional NSW. Her collection was largely influenced by the advice of Marjorie Graham who was a well-known collector and writer (28 May 1924 - 30 May 1994).
The glass collection was purchased by the Powerhouse Museum in 1984. The object file now includes the correspondence from Marjorie Graham to Judith Cook in which Marjorie's advice is outlined. Judith Cooke gave the correspondence to the Museum in January 2000, to accompany the glass collection.
Marjorie Graham was a passionate collector and historian. She is predominantly known for establishing a substantial collection of Australian ceramics and glassware and wrote two books on these topics: 'Australian Pottery of 19th and early 20th Century' (1979), and 'Australian Glass of the 19th and early 20th Century' (1981). In addition to her glass and ceramic collections Marjorie also collected Australian tin kitchenware, dolls, postcards, embroidered linen and cotton work, bookmarks, sheet music and biscuit tins. She was a regular contributor to The Australian Antique Collector, a lecturer on Australian Decorative Arts and an Honorary Associate of the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Sydney. (28 May 1924-30 May 1994).

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1984

Acquisition Date

6 April 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

Collection of Australian glass 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 April 2019, <https://ma.as/168513>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/168513 |title=Collection of Australian glass |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 April 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display at the Powerhouse Museum.

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