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Event Series Event Series: The Decanter: An Illustrated History

The Decanter: An Illustrated History

Wed 22 May at 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The decanter occupies a unique position in glass history. Though its name was not coined until around 1700, the decanter was the fount of wine consumption for 2000 years, and it remained the principal vessel in the repertoire of British table-glass for centuries, until it became a victim of changing social trends. This talk places the decanter within glassmaking history, charting its stylistic evolution and the life & times of its users. The title of this talk is taken from Andy’s recent book, The Decanter, Ancient to Modern (2018),the result of 20 years’ research, composing and illustrating.

Andy has dealt in antiques since adolescence but served an apprenticeship in journalism. After working in music, film and television, he returned to writing in 2004, authoring the The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass From 1650. He followed this in 2006 with Miller’s’ 20th Century Glass. He continues to write and runs Britain’s largest antique glass gallery in Rye, Sussex. Andy is best known as the humorous glass specialist on BBC’s evergreen Antiques Roadshow.

Venue TBC

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Wed 22 May
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Local government area
Visual arts, Other
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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