Crown Crystal Glass History & Gallery

I had been buying bits of old ‘pressed glass’ and ‘depression glass’ for years, but not realising that the majority of it was made in Australia, and by essentially the same company, and for nearly 50 years.

The Crown Crystal Glass Company operated from 1915 under several different names and after 1963 became part of Crown Corning Ltd.

From 1914 is was known as Australian Crystal Glass Company Ltd, after 1922 it also traded as Crystal Glass Co, then amalgamated with Australian Glass Manufacturing Co Ltd, then in 1963 became a division of Australian Consolidated Industries and later joined with American firm Crown Corning Ltd.

By 1932 the trademark of the company resembled a map of Australia.

Crown Crystal Bowl

Trademark ‘Australia’

Crown Crystal Bowl

Shell and diaper pattern bowl – for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goto http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=168513 (MAAS) for a short history on the company. If you search ‘Crown Crystal’ on the MAAS site you will see many pages of  pictures.

The company produced an enormous range of glassware. Most of what I have seen is pressed or molded glass and during the 1900s most Australian homes had several pieces.

The “Australian Glass 1900-1950 Valuation Guide”, Ken Arnold, 1991, Crown Castleton Publishers Australia, provides 64 pages of black and white pictures with serial numbers and price guides for pressed and molded glass from the crown Crystal Glass Company.  This book has been the source for the serial numbers on the photos below.

Their 1934 catalogue shows a large range of ‘Hand Made and Hand Cut Crystal’, including:

  • ‘Grimwade’ including over 130 different vases, dozens of bowls, compotes, jugs, tumblers, stemware, decanters, trays, powder bowls, perfume bottles, pin trays, candlesticks, cream jugs, sugar bowls, jewel boxes, brushes, combs, mirrors, clocks, table lamps and baskets.
  • ‘Wyndam’ including vases, bowls, compotes, jugs, tumblers, stemware, decanters, trays, powder bowls, perfume bottles, pin trays, candlesticks, cream jugs, sugar bowls, jewel boxes, brushes, combs, mirrors, table lamps and baskets.

Goto http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2694082 for the catalog of products published in 1934.

 

Below are photos of some of my Crown Crystal glass. I will add descriptions as I can further identify the pieces.

Crown Crystal

Australian Glass 1900-1950

Crown Crystal

Cake Salver (Stand)

Crown Crystal

Vase No.187 Pot Metal

Crown Crystal Vase

Vase No.187 Pot Metal – top view

Crown Crstal

Cream Jug No.6560 Brick Pattern

Crown Crystal

Open Sugar No.6532 Brick Pattern

Crown Crystal

Cheese Dish Base No.6545 Brick Pattern

Crown Crystal Candlesticks

Candlesticks

Crown Crystal

Indian Sauce Jug – Assorted Patterns

 

 

 

Crown Crystal

Crown Crystal Vase

Crown Crystal Vase

Crown Crystal Vase – top view

Crown Crystal

Cake Salver

Crown Crystal Bowl

Crown Crystal Medium Bowl

Crown Crystal Bowl

Crown Crystal Medium Bowl – top view

Crown Crystal Bowl

Crown Crystal Large Bowl

Crown Crystal Creamer

Crown Crystal Creamer

Crown Crystal Sugar

Crown Crystal Tiny Sugar?

Crown Crystal Vase

Small Vase

Crown Crystal Small Vase

Small Vase

Crown Crystal Small Bud Vase

Small Bud Vase

Crown Crystal Small Vase

Small Vase

Crown Crystal

Vase No.6584 15cm Brick Pattern

Crown Crystal

Small Vase

Crown Crystal

Amber Cake Salver (Low)

Crown Crystal

Amber Medium Bowl

Crown Crystal

Amber Medium Deco Vase

Crown Crystal

Amber Large DecoSweet Bowl – top view

Crown Crystal

Amber Small Deco Sweet Bowl – top view

Crown Crystal

Amber Small Deco Sweet

Crown Crystal

Amber Small Deco Sweet – top view

Crown Crystal

Lemon Squeezer No.180 – top view

Crown Crystal

Medium Milk Jug

Crown Crystal Glass

Water Jug- top view

Crown Crystal Glass

Water Jug & Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy bargain hunting and collecting
Please browse more of my retro homewares on eBay.

 

 

 

 

Happy bargain hunting and collecting

Please browse more of my retro homewares on eBay.

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